8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): shop like a local with Pike Place Market and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle journey planner.

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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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

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 31st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, and finally examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Astoria trip maker website .

Getting from Seattle to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get slightly colder in Astoria: highs are around 69°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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 inner history buff will appreciate Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Heceta Head Lighthouse. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nye Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Yachats coastline). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, grab your bike and head to Mike Miller Park, and admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Newport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Astoria in August: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Yachats, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Mike Miller Park
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