16 days in Ilwaco, Astoria & Redwood National Park Itinerary

16 days in Ilwaco, Astoria & Redwood National Park Itinerary

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Ilwaco
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Astoria
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Redwood National Park
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Ilwaco

— 2 nights
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Northwest Carriage Museum and Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate North Head Lighthouse and Long Beach. Explore Ilwaco's surroundings by going to Grayland Beach State Park (in Grayland) and Pacific County Courthouse (in South Bend). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Long Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Don Nisbett Art Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilwaco trip planning tool.

Seattle to Ilwaco is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In March in Ilwaco, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column, work some fitness into your day at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, and finally contemplate the long history of Lewis & Clark Salt Works. On your second day here, trek along Cathedral Tree Trail and then enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria day trip planning tool.

Astoria is very close to Ilwaco. In March in Astoria, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 10 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Enderts Beach and Klamath National Forest. Step out of the city life by going to Redwood National Park and Tall Trees Grove. There's still lots to do: stroll through California Coastal Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park day trip app.

Getting from Astoria to Redwood National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip