16 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

16 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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16 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  22​h
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
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.
Visit Pioneer Square and Bruce Lee Grave Site for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (Museum of Glass & Fort Nisqually Living History Museum), St. Paul's Church (in Port Gamble) and New Dungeness Lighthouse (in Sequim). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint James Cathedral, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and contemplate the long history of West Point Lighthouse.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seattle is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Seattle reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tacoma, New Dungeness Lighthouse, St. Paul's Church
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tillamook Air Museum and Grays River Covered Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Cape Meares Lighthouse (in Tillamook), Lewis & Clark Salt Works (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Tillamook Rock Light, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Seaside Museum & Historical Society.

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Getting from Seattle to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Astoria sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Tillamook, Seaside, Grays River Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

5
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Mount Angel Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Pittock Mansion and St. Mary's Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Crown Point State Scenic Corridor (in Corbett), Whiskey Hill Winery & Postlewait's Vineyards (in Canby) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, walk around McLean House, and take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Portland are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vancouver, Mount Angel, Columbia River Highway, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Sokol Blosser Winery
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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