15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+4
Fly + foot + bus + train + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Bend
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Olympic National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 72°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Hoh River Trail ©
Hoh River Trail

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 20th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Friday Harbor visit planner .

Ride a ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 6 hours. In August in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then look for gifts at Seaside Candyman, then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Astoria route planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Friday Harbor to Astoria takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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 24th (Sat): get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, and then trek along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in August, plan for little chillier days in Newport, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Depoe Bay
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Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 26th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, and finally admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Sweet Creek Falls, admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and then try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yachats, Sweet Creek Falls
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Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park ©
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. When in Bend, make a side trip to see Smith Rock State Park in Redmond, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Lava River Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at High Desert Museum, stroll around Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bend trip planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park

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