8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
End: Boston

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Wildwood Recreation Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Timberline Lodge road trip app .

Boston to Timberline Lodge is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Timberline Lodge. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Welches
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest

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 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, then take in the views from Benson Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Angel Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, and finally take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Timberline Lodge to Portland takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Columbia River Highway, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Mount Angel Abbey
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Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Mount Angel Abbey ©
Mount Angel Abbey
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade

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.
On the 4th (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Friday Harbor route maker website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Portland to Friday Harbor in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Portland in October, expect nights in Friday Harbor to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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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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