7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Forks
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Seattle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Forks.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
Forks

Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Crescent Lake and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Forks holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Seattle to Forks in 4 hours. In July, Forks is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Forks

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Astoria tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Forks to Astoria takes 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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 30th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Mike Miller Park, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Newport holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Astoria in July, with highs in Newport at 63°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mike Miller Park, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
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Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade and then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland online visit planner .

Getting from Newport to Portland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newport in July, with highs in Portland at 83°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites
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Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade

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