9 days in Washington State & Portland Itinerary

9 days in Washington State & Portland Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State & Portland Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Neah Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Ilwaco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Neah Bay

Neah Bay ©
Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Cape Flattery Trail has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Makah Cultural and Research Center and then trek along Cape Flattery Trail.

Before you visit Neah Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kalamazoo to Neah Bay is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Neah Bay is minus 3 hours. In September, Neah Bay is a bit cooler than Kalamazoo - with highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Neah Bay

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Makah Cultural and Research Center ©
Makah Cultural and Research Center

4
nights
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Flavel House Museum and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Hug Point State Park and Goonies House. Get out of town with these interesting Ilwaco side-trips: The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks (in Astoria) and Cannon Beach (Oswald West State Park, Cannon Beach, & more). The adventure continues: hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ilwaco trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Neah Bay to Ilwaco takes 5 hours. In September in Ilwaco, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

3
nights
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 4th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Camassia Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Starvation Creek State Park, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and then shop like a local with Live Laugh Love Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Ilwaco to Portland in 2.5 hours. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Live Laugh Love Art, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Camassia Natural Area
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Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art

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