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:  9​h
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Newport tour itinerary planning app .

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 (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Newport reach 58°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Outstanding 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 26th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Young River Falls, then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. On the next day, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Astoria sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Astoria to Friday Harbor takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 29th (Wed): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then walk around Kerry Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

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Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for 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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