7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 8th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planning website .

New York City to Newport is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Newport hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You've now added Young River Falls to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Young River Falls, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and finally stroll through Cannon Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Astoria online tour planner .

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in July, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Astoria to Friday Harbor in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Astoria in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Friday Harbor, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, walk around Kerry Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in July, with lows around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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