8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Belfast
+3
bus + Fly + tram + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Astoria
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bend
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  9​h 30​min
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
End: Belfast

1
day
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 8th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Young River Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Astoria tour planning app .

Belfast, UK to Astoria is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Belfast to Astoria. July in Astoria sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Smelt Sands State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, and finally stroll through Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

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You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Astoria in July; daily highs in Newport reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Depoe Bay, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery
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1
night
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 11th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stroll around Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bend trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Newport to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for much warmer days in Bend, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Museums
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip website .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bend to Friday Harbor in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bend in July, expect nights in Friday Harbor to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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.
On the 13th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planning app .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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