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
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+4
Fly + foot + bus + train + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Space Needle and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip 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 (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Seattle at 63°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Plan trip to Friday Harbor with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Seattle in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Friday Harbor, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach journey builder app .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Friday Harbor to Cannon Beach in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Astoria Column
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portland day trip planning app .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Portland sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

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