31 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

31 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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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
— 3 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Astoria
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Bend
— 4 nights
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Ashland
— 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Snoqualmie Falls and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Alki Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary website.

Denver to Seattle is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in June, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 3 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.
Visiting Lime Kiln Point State Park and San Juan Safaris will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pelindaba Lavender Farm and English Camp. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Stuart Island State Park, and get outside with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 69°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Olga.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Olga, Orcas Island

— 2 nights
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 13th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Crow Valley Pottery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Outer Island Expeditions, and then admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Lambiel Museum, make a trip to Orcas Island Pottery, and then tee off at Orcas Island Golf Course.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Olga trip planner.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Olga by journey takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Olga, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olga

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Ruby Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault (about 1h 5 min away). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail and trek along Sol Duc Falls.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Olga to Olympic National Park in 5.5 hours. June in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannon Beach and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Take a break from the city and head to Astoria Column and Ecola State Park. Take a break from Astoria with a short trip to Hug Point State Park in Cannon Beach, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and stroll through Seafarers' Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria holiday app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Astoria. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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 in touch with nature at Multnomah Falls and Mount St. Helens. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Oneonta Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Silver Falls State Park (in Drake Crossing), Hood River (Mount Hood & Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, trek along Forest Park, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip website.

You can drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Nye Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Yachats (Yachats coastline & Devil's Churn). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Otter Crest Loop, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Newport trip itinerary app.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portland in June, things will get little chillier in Newport: highs are around 61°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bend

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Smith Rock State Park and Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Get outdoors at Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Tumalo Falls. Step out of Bend with an excursion to McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop in Sisters--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at High Desert Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and Head underground at Lava River Cave.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bend trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ashland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Ashland

— 3 nights
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Rogue River. Visiting Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Ashland: Grants Pass (Grants Pass Caveman & Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center). It doesn't end there: walk around Lithia Park and stop by Rogue Creamery.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ashland road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bend to Ashland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bend in July: high temperatures in Ashland hover around 94°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips