33 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

33 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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33 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Prosser
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Walla Walla
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Baker City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Bend
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Astoria
— 5 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Toronto

5
nights
Prosser

Prosser ©
Prosser is a city in and the county seat of Benton County, Washington, United States, along the Yakima River with only one zip code 99350. Step off the beaten path and head to Sherman County Historical Museum and SAGE Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Central Washington Agricultural Museum and Treveri. Get out of town with these interesting Prosser side-trips: Cottonwood Canyon State Park (in Wasco) and Benton City (Chandler Reach & Tucannon Cellars). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Daven Lore Winery and stop by Chukar Cherries Prosser.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Prosser trip itinerary maker app .

Toronto, Canada to Prosser is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect nights in Prosser to be a bit cooler, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Prosser

Wineries Museums Nature

Side Trips

Benton City, Cottonwood Canyon State Park, SAGE Center, Central Washington Agricultural Museum, Sherman County Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tucannon Cellars ©
Tucannon Cellars
Sherman County Historical Museum ©

5
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute and Rulo Winery. Get some cultural insight at Fort Walla Walla Museum and Bella Fortuna Events and Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Walla Walla: Dayton (Dayton Historical Depot Museum & Dumas Station Wines). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Walla Walla Vintners, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church, get engrossed in the history at Kirkman House Museum, and view the masterpieces at Art Gallery at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Walla Walla online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Prosser to Walla Walla takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Prosser in September, Walla Walla is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Baker City.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dayton, Lowden, Zerba Cellars, Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
Highlights from your plan
Fort Walla Walla Museum ©
Fort Walla Walla Museum
Kirkman House Museum ©
Kirkman House Museum
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute ©
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

2
nights
Baker City

Baker City ©
Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Union County Museum and then take an in-depth tour of National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Baker Heritage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Leo Adler House Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Sumpter Valley Dredge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Baker City tour site .

Traveling by car from Walla Walla to Baker City takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Walla Walla in September, Baker City is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Baker City

Museums

Side Trips

Sumpter Valley Dredge, Union County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Union County Museum ©
Union County Museum
Baker Heritage Museum ©
Baker Heritage Museum

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.
Let the collections at High Desert Museum and Dee Wright Observatory capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Rock State Natural Area and Des Chutes Historical Museum. Explore Bend's surroundings by going to Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond), The Museum at Warm Springs (in Warm Springs) and Erickson Aircraft Collection (in Madras). The adventure continues: hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, take in the dramatic natural features at Balancing Rocks, stroll through Drake Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Deschutes Brewery.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bend day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Baker City to Bend takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bend can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Dee Wright Observatory, Smith Rock State Park, Erickson Aircraft Collection, The Museum at Warm Springs, Fort Rock State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
The Museum at Warm Springs ©
The Museum at Warm Springs
Erickson Aircraft Collection ©
Erickson Aircraft Collection

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Visit Heceta Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Toledo History Center and Lincoln City Glass Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Yachats (Earthworks Gallery & Wave Gallery) and Lincoln City (Freed Gallery, Alderhouse Glass Blowers, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, view the masterpieces at The Edge Art Gallery, and engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planning website .

Getting from Bend to Newport by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Bend, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Yachats, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Toledo History Center, The Edge Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

5
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get some cultural insight at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Flavel House Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Don Nisbett Art Gallery (in Ilwaco), Cannon Beach (Bronze Coast Gallery & Ecola State Park) and Cape Meares Lighthouse (in Tillamook). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Northwest Carriage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Pacific County Historical Society and Museum, snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, and enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia.

Plan my day in Astoria using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience, Oysterville Church, Pacific County Historical Society and Museum, Cape Meares Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

2
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Whale Museum and San Juan Historical Society and Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Island Studios and San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park, view the masterpieces at WaterWorks Gallery, witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, and get a taste of the local shopping with Arctic Raven Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor road trip website .

Getting from Astoria to Friday Harbor by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to LeMay - America's Car Museum and Kerry Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Historic Flight Foundation (in Mukilteo) and Museum of Glass (in Tacoma). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory.

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Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tacoma, Historic Flight Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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