28 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

28 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner

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Seattle
— 4 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Astoria
— 4 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Bandon
— 1 night
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

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.
Head to Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Squarefor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Roozengaarde Display Garden and Kerry Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), ILovekickboxing (in Kirkland) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Anacortes). The adventure continues: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, make a trip to Space Needle, shop like a local with Bellevue Square, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planning site.

Atlanta to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to Seattle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in April: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 61°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 2 nights
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 28th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then make a trip to English Camp. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with San Juan Safaris, relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage, and then head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Olga, Orcas Island

— 1 night
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Outer Island Expeditions.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Olga online tour itinerary planner.

You can travel from Friday Harbor to Olga in 1.5 hours. In April in Olga, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olga

Wildlife · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. We've included these beaches for you: Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympic National Park: Quinault (Merriman Falls & Rain Forest Nature Trail). There's lots more to do: trek along Second Beach Trail, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Olga to Olympic National Park in 5.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Portland

— 5 nights

City of Roses

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and Domaine Serene. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: The Oregon Garden (in Silverton), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum (in The Dalles). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art, get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, do a tasting at Ponzi Wine Bar, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Portland with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in May, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria

— 4 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

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 North Jetty. Get outdoors at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Fort Stevens State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, and steep yourself in history at Lewis & Clark Salt Works.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Astoria: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Popular historic sites such as Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Heceta Head Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Devil's Churn and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Lincoln City (Prehistoric & Lincoln City Glass Center) and Yachats coastline (in Yachats). There's still lots to do: hike along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mike Miller Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Newport online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bandon

— 1 night
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Coquille Point, and then enjoy the sea views from Coquille River Lighthouse.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bandon route tool.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bandon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bandon can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Bend

— 3 nights
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 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, then view the masterpieces at Artists Gallery Sunriver, and then contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bend online travel route planner.

Getting from Bandon to Bend by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bandon in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bend, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Museums · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips