14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Bend
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight and then stroll around Kerry Park. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

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Dallas to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Seattle is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
On the 29th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then look for gifts at Serendipity the used book place, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 74°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan

2
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Olympic National Park and Hurricane Ridge. There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Take a break from the city and head to Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Astoria Column. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ecola State Park and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Go for a jaunt from Astoria to Cannon Beach to see Cannon Beach about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

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Traveling by bus from Olympic National Park to Astoria takes 7.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, make a trip to Yaquina Bay Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Nye Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport day trip planning app .

Getting from Astoria to Newport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
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 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at High Desert Museum and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bend online road trip planner .

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in August: highs in Bend hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©

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