11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Beacon Ave S & 27th Ave S
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 2 nights

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.
On the 21st (Sun), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, then take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portland online tour planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Portland is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Portland is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July; daily highs in Portland reach 83°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and then identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Astoria online travel planner.

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Timberline Lodge

— 1 night
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, and then admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Timberline Lodge trip website.

You can drive from Astoria to Timberline Lodge in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Astoria, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Timberline Lodge, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Island Studios, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Timberline Lodge to Friday Harbor in 7 hours. Traveling from Timberline Lodge in July, things will get a bit cooler in Friday Harbor: highs are around 74°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Seattle

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the next day, shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

Find out how to plan Seattle trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31: