14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 19th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum and then take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend trip itinerary app .

New York City to Bend is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Bend due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Bend, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Museums Wildlife
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Bend to Newport in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Bend in August: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Heceta Head Lighthouse, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

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You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Newport in August, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

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Side Trip

Astoria
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Second Beach Trail and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Escape the urban bustle at Olympic National Park and Murhut Falls. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge and enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor tour itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Step out of the city life by going to Snoqualmie Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get some cultural insight at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, walk around Kerry Park, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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