18 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

18 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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18 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Longmire Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Christine Falls Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Shadows, and then head outdoors with Reflection Lakes.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park holiday builder tool .

Newark to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newark in August, with highs in Mount Rainier National Park at 80°F and lows at 54°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Reflection Lakes ©
Reflection Lakes

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Friday Harbor: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Spencer Spit State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, then stroll the grounds of Tahoma National Cemetery, and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Seahurst Beach Park and then kick back and relax at Meadowdale Beach Park.

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Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Meadowdale Beach Park, Seahurst Beach Park, Tahoma National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hug Point State Recreation Site and Astoria Column. The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Seaside Inverted Experience are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk and visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, Astoria is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk

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 12th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Seal Rock State Wayside, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Foulweather. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Roads End State Recreation Site, admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then stop by Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, and finally admire the majestic nature at Beverly Beach State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Newport itinerary maker site .

Getting from Astoria to Newport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in August, you will find days in Newport are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Beverly Beach State Park, Seal Rock State Wayside, Roads End State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Seal Rock State Wayside ©
Seal Rock State Wayside

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then trek along Hobbit Trail, and finally shop like a local with Backstreet Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yachats
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well
Backstreet Gallery ©
Backstreet Gallery

2
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Notch Trail, steep yourself in history at Fort Klamath Museum, and then trek along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Crater Lake National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Florence in August: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Klamath Museum
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Fort Klamath Museum ©
Fort Klamath Museum
Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Balancing Rocks, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bend, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Bend is slightly colder than Crater Lake National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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