7 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

7 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

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7 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Portland
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Space Needle, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Minneapolis to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in April: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 61°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Astoria trip itinerary website .

Getting from Seattle to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Seattle in April, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and then take in the exciting artwork at Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Newport tour itinerary site .

Drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©

few
hours
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.
To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland trip tool .

You can drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Newport in April, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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