38 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

38 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Fly to Seattle, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 5 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 3 nights
Drive
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive
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Hood River
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll explore and learn at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art and The Whale Museum. Get outdoors at Lime Kiln Point State Park and Turtleback Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Shark Reef Sanctuary (in Lopez Island) and Olga (Summit Learning Center, Moran State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at San Juan Historical Society and Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Arctic Raven Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor day trip app.

Miami to Friday Harbor is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to Friday Harbor due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in February; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 47°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Seattle

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Square and King Street Station. Get a sense of the local culture at LeMay - America's Car Museum and Seattle Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Discover Nature (in Mount Rainier National Park) and Tacoma (Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, &more). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Asian Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and see the interesting displays at Museum of History & Industry.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in February, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Astoria

— 5 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Flavel House Museum and Cape Meares Lighthouse. Visiting Cannon Beach and Fort Clatsop National Memorial will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Disappointment State Park (in Ilwaco), Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape) and Long Beach (in Long Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and kick back and relax at North Jetty.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Astoria trip maker website.

Drive from Seattle to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Lincoln City Glass Center. Relax by the water at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats coastline (in Yachats) and Lincoln City (Prehistoric & Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center, cruise along Otter Crest Loop, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Nye Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Newport travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Newport, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Visit Heceta Head Lighthouse and Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Shore Acres State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Devil's Churn). There's still lots to do: cruise along Oregon Coast Hwy and see Sandland Adventures.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Florence sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Smith Rock State Park and Mt. Bachelor Ski Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tumalo Falls and High Desert Museum. Go for a jaunt from Bend to Madras to see Erickson Aircraft Collection about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, Head underground at Boyd Cave, stroll through Oregon Trail of Dreams, and get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend travel route planner.

Getting from Florence to Bend by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 31°F in Bend. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Timberline Lodge

— 1 night
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Ramona Falls Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, and then contemplate the long history of Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

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Drive from Bend to Timberline Lodge in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bend in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 39°F in Timberline Lodge. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River

— 4 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Hood and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Your inner history buff will appreciate Maryhill Museum of Art and Beacon Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Hood River: Government Camp (Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl & Trillium Lake), Stonehenge Memorial (in Goldendale) and Johnston Ridge Observatory (in Toutle). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park, learn about winemaking at Evoke Winery (formerly Naked Winery), and take an in-depth tour of Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hood River route builder site.

You can drive from Timberline Lodge to Hood River in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hood River are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

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.
Appreciate the collections at Live Laugh Love Art and Oregon Historical Society. Take a break from the city and head to Willamette River Trail and Willamette Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: The Oregon Garden (in Silverton), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and St. Mary's Catholic Church (in Mount Angel). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, examine the collection at Movie Madness Video and More, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, and delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

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Getting from Hood River to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. March in Portland sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Visit Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Quinault Rain Forest will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinault (Merriman Falls, Quinault Big Spruce Tree, &more). There's still lots to do: trek along Sol Duc Falls, stroll through Second Beach Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portland to Olympic National Park. When traveling from Portland in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip