23 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

23 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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23 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Cascade Locks
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Bend
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Olympic National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, and stroll through Second Beach Trail.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Angeles trip planner.

Dallas to Port Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in June: high temperatures in Port Angeles hover around 66°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
Highlights from your plan
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

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 27th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Sky View Observatory. On the next day, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then stroll through Kerry Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

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

You can fly from Port Angeles to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Port Angeles in June, with highs in Seattle at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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

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.
On the 29th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cattle Point. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 69°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Parks Nature
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
Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Hood. Step off the beaten path and head to Ramona Falls Trail and Starvation Creek State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cascade Locks: Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp) and Wildwood Recreation Site (in Welches). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cascade Locks trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Friday Harbor to Cascade Locks. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Friday Harbor in July since evenings lows in Cascade Locks dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ramona Falls Trail, Wildwood Recreation Site, River Rafting & Tubing, Little Zigzag Falls, Mount Hood
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop ©
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get in touch with nature at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Cannon Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Clatsop National Memorial and North Head Lighthouse. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Long Beach (in Long Beach), Seaside Inverted Experience (in Seaside) and Ecola State Park (in Cannon Beach). It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Cascade Locks to Astoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cascade Locks in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Astoria, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, North Head Lighthouse, Long Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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.
On the 7th (Sun), cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, and then kick back and relax at Nye Beach. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Newport trip planner .

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Astoria in July; daily highs in Newport reach 63°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yachats
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Sandland Adventures and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heceta Head Lighthouse and Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Shore Acres State Park (in Coos Bay), Sweet Creek Falls (in Mapleton) and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport). It doesn't end there: stroll through Heceta Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Shore Acres State Park, Sweet Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like High Desert Museum and City of Sisters. Get in touch with nature at Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Smith Rock State Park. Step out of Bend to go to Fort Rock and see Fort Rock State Natural Area, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Balancing Rocks, stroll through Drake Park, and hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

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Getting from Florence to Bend by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Florence in July, you will find days in Bend are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

City of Sisters, Smith Rock State Park, Fort Rock State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park

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