18 days in Washington State, Oregon Coast & North Coast California Itinerary

18 days in Washington State, Oregon Coast & North Coast California Itinerary

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Seattle
— 1 night
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
4
Astoria
— 4 nights
5
Newport
— 2 nights
6
Florence
— 1 night
7
Crescent City
— 3 nights

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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.
You've now added Space Needle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and then pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. In July, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zip San Juan. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, and then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In July, Friday Harbor is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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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.
Visit Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Olympic National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sol Duc Falls, hike along Ozette Loop Hike, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. In August, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Astoria.

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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Clatsop National Memorial and The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Flavel House Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Ecola State Park). There's much more to do: stroll through Astoria Column, pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum, make a trip to Goonies House, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Astoria travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Olympic National Park to Astoria in 7.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

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Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, thenenjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, thenexamine the collection at The Wax Works, and finally view the masterpieces at The Dapper Frog. On the next day, engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center, thenkick back and relax at Nye Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and finally get interesting insight from Sandland Adventures.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Crescent City.

Things to do in Florence

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Yachats
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Visiting Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Redwood National Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trees of Mystery and Stout Grove. When in Crescent City, make a side trip to see Wilson Creek Beach in Klamath, approximately Klamath away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Battery Point Lighthouse, look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company, see the interesting displays at End of the Trail Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Crescent City visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Crescent City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in August: highs in Crescent City hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Crescent City

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Klamath, Redwood National Park
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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

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