8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
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
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seattle online route planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stop by Beach Books, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then stroll through Cannon Beach. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Astoria travel route planner .

Drive from Seattle to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Astoria at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Beach Books
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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 8th (Wed): meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take in the views from Yaquina Bay Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Astoria, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Newport in August, you will find days in Portland are much hotter (85°F), and nights are a bit warmer (60°F). You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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