9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
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Portland
— 1 night
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McMinnville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Portland — 1 night

City of Roses

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Powell's City of Books as well as Portland Japanese Garden. On the 22nd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden and then admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Portland travel route planner.

Pittsburgh to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to McMinnville.
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Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

McMinnville — 3 nights

McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vista Hills Treehouse Tasting Room and Winter's Hill Estate. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Durant Vineyards, ponder the world of politics at Memorial to Yamhill County Soldiers of the World War, and relax in the rural setting at Red Ridge Farms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the McMinnville trip itinerary app.

Getting from Portland to McMinnville by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In October in McMinnville, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Astoria.
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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 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, then visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia, then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, and finally learn about winemaking at Shallon Winery. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stroll through Manzanita Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Astoria trip itinerary planner.

Drive from McMinnville to Astoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. In October in Astoria, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seattle.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): walk around Kerry Park, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Puget Sound Express and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip app.

Drive from Astoria to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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