8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle — 2 nights

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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Puget Sound Express and Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary planner.

Jacksonville to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Jacksonville in October, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 1 night

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Olympic National Park dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Astoria.
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Astoria — 2 nights

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then stroll through Astoria Column.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Astoria holiday maker app.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Astoria with the Route module. In October in Astoria, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.
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Portland — 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then head outdoors with Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and then stroll around Hoyt Arboretum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Portland holiday planner.

Getting from Astoria to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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