17 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

17 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

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17 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Camano Island
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

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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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary app .

London, UK to Portland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Portland due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Shopping
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Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
We've included these beaches for you: Cannon Beach and Hug Point State Recreation Site. Escape the urban bustle at Astoria Column and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Cannon Beach History Center and Museum). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Columbia River Maritime Museum and see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in April: highs in Astoria hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Seaside Inverted Experience
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Visit Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Freed Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats) and Lincoln City (North Lincoln County Historical Museum & Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, stroll through Whale Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the exciting artwork at The Edge Art Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Newport are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, The Edge Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Des Chutes Historical Museum, trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and then hit the slopes at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend day trip planning site .

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bend when traveling from Newport in April, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Camano Island.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Des Chutes Historical Museum ©
Des Chutes Historical Museum

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Camano Island

Camano Island
Camano is a census-designated place (CDP) in Island County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Cama Beach State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Iverson Spit Waterfront Preserve, and then explore the activities along English Boom Historical Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Camano Island trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Bend to Camano Island with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Camano Island when traveling from Bend in April, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Camano Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore San Juan Islands Sculpture Park and Island Studios. Step out of the city life by going to Lime Kiln Point State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, shop like a local with Arctic Raven Gallery, and view the masterpieces at WaterWorks Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Camano Island to Friday Harbor takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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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 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, then examine the collection at Museum of History & Industry, and finally hike along Snoqualmie Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. April in Seattle sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls

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