9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Newark

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Camassia Natural Area and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary builder .

Newark to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Portland is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Portland, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Camassia Natural Area
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Camassia Natural Area ©
Camassia Natural Area

2
nights
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 6th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Newport holiday site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Newport: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan

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nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria road trip website .

Getting from Newport to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Astoria, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

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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 10th (Wed): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Astoria in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then view the masterpieces at Island Studios, then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, and finally experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Friday Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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