9 days in Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

9 days in Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  1​h
1
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Seattle

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lime Kiln Point State Park and Stuart Island State Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Whale Museum and San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, look for gifts at Serendipity the used book place, and explore the striking landscape at Cattle Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip planner .

Seattle to Friday Harbor is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In August, Friday Harbor is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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 14th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll through Kerry Park, then explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle road trip site .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Seattle by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in August, with highs in Seattle at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 15th (Wed), look for gifts at Beach Books, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then examine the collection at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach day trip planning tool .

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, Cannon Beach is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Beach Books
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Fort Stevens State Park ©
Fort Stevens State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and then stroll through Nye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and then pause for some photo ops at Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, you will find days in Newport are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yachats
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 19th (Sun), Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach, and then get interesting insight from Sandland Adventures.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Florence using our trip planner.

Drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach

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