31 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

31 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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31 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  16​h 30​min
1
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
3
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + tram + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Brookings
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Astoria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Hood River
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + tram + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Moran State Park and Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lime Kiln Point State Park and Buck Bay Shellfish Farm. There's much more to do: get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, view the masterpieces at WaterWorks Gallery, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Friday Harbor is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Friday Harbor, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Olga
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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Pelindaba Lavender Farm ©
Pelindaba Lavender Farm

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Snoqualmie Falls and Bloedel Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Kerry Park. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Seahurst Beach Park in Burien--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle holiday builder website .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Seattle by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Seahurst Beach Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sol Duc Falls and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, stroll through Second Beach Trail, and take a leisurely stroll along Port Angeles City Pier.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Angeles online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Port Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Port Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in Port Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like High Desert Museum and Smith Rock State Park. Get in touch with nature at Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Shevlin Park. Take a break from Bend with a short trip to Waldo Lake in Oakridge, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bend trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Port Angeles to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Angeles in July, expect nights in Bend to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Waldo Lake, Smith Rock State Park
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Garfield Peak and National Creek Falls. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Crater Lake National Park. It doesn't end there: cruise along Rim Dr and take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park route planner.

Getting from Bend to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bend in July: high temperatures in Crater Lake National Park hover around 40°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Prospect, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak

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Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. On the 17th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Harris Beach State Park, trek along Oregon Redwood Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Alfred A Loeb State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Myers Creek Beach and then stroll through Lone Ranch Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brookings trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Brookings in 4 hours. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, expect nights in Brookings to be slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are much colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Brookings

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Myers Creek Beach
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Harris Beach State Park ©
Harris Beach State Park
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach
Alfred A Loeb State Park ©
Alfred A Loeb State Park

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Sandland Adventures and Shore Acres State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sea Lion Caves and Heceta Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport) and Sweet Creek Falls (in Mapleton). It doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker .

Getting from Brookings to Florence by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Shore Acres State Park, Sweet Creek Falls, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and then look for gifts at The Chocolate Frog.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Newport route planning tool .

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yachats, The Chocolate Frog
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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get outdoors at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ecola State Park and Fort Stevens State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach), Cloud and Leaf Bookstore (in Manzanita) and Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, look for gifts at Beach Books, and stroll through Long Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Astoria itinerary tool .

Getting from Newport to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Newport in July, you will find days in Astoria are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, Long Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Beach Books
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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Cottonwood Canyon State Park and Ramona Falls Trail. Visiting Mount Hood and Hood River Lavender will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp), Wildwood Recreation Site (in Welches) and Meadowrock Alpacas Farm & Annex (in Trout Lake). It doesn't end there: get outside with Big Winds.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hood River online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Astoria in July, you will find days in Hood River are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Meadowrock Alpacas Farm & Annex, Cottonwood Canyon State Park, Little Zigzag Falls, Wildwood Recreation Site, Ramona Falls Trail
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Cottonwood Canyon State Park ©
Cottonwood Canyon State Park
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Ramona Falls Trail ©
Ramona Falls Trail

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