8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest holiday maker

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Fly
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Bus to Portland, Fly to Phoenix

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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach. Do your shopping at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to LeMay - America's Car Museum (in Tacoma) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle attractions planner.

Phoenix to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Seattle. Traveling from Phoenix in October, expect nights in Seattle to be slightly colder, around 50°F, while days are much colder, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

2
nights
Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, learn about winemaking at Shallon Winery, then look for gifts at The Buzz on Broadway, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Astoria journey planner.

Drive from Seattle to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. In October in Astoria, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area and Taft Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Lincoln City (Alderhouse Glass Blowers & North Lincoln County Historical Museum) and Yachats (Yachats State Park & Thor's Well). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Foulweather, and take in the exciting artwork at The Dapper Frog.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Newport, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips