9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Seattle
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Astoria
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Bus to Portland, Fly to Charlotte

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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.
On the 12th (Wed), look for gifts at Sur La Table, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle driving holiday planning site.

Charlotte to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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.
On the 13th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, Friday Harbor is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.
On the 14th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then make a trip to Hurricane Ridge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Astoria

— 1 night

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 16th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Astoria trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Astoria. In June, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then look for gifts at Oregon Oyster Farms, and then trek along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take in the exciting artwork at Lincoln City Glass Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

Drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips