8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Bus to Portland, Fly to Phoenix

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Seattle

— 2 nights

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 LeMay - America's Car Museum. Do your shopping at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Step out of Seattle to go to Bainbridge Island and see Bloedel Reserve, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

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Phoenix to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: highs in Seattle hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Astoria

— 2 nights

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 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 · Shopping

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights
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 Alderhouse Glass Blowers. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Yachats (Yachats State Park & Thor's Well) and North Lincoln County Historical Museum (in Lincoln City). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, stop by The Dapper Frog, learn about all things military at Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center, and explore the striking landscape at Cape Foulweather.

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Drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Newport are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips