9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  50​h
End: Orlando

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Powell's City of Books and then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner .

Orlando to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in December, with highs in Portland at 45°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Forest Park ©
Forest Park
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
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 4th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Newport holiday tool .

Drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Newport are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Newport's Historic Bayfront ©
Newport's Historic Bayfront

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Step out of the city life by going to Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Clatsop National Memorial and The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks. Take a break from Astoria with a short trip to Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Columbia River Maritime Museum, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and stop by Beach Books.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria itinerary planning app .

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Beach Books
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle journey maker .

You can drive from Astoria to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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