17 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

17 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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1
Seattle
— 1 night
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
4
Portland
— 1 night
5
Astoria
— 3 nights
6
Newport
— 3 nights
7
Bend
— 3 nights

1
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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.
On the 29th (Sun), walk around Kerry Park and then stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Point No Point Lighthouse & Park and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seattle journey planning tool.

Los Angeles to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, Seattle is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Bruce Lee Grave Site ©
Bruce Lee Grave Site
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park ©
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cattle Point and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Friday Harbor. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park ©
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, trek along Trail of the Shadows, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Box Canyon Loop and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Mount Rainier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Box Canyon Loop ©
Box Canyon Loop
Reflection Lakes ©
Reflection Lakes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stop by Powell's City of Books, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and then trek along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and then admire the sheer force of Latourell Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Portland vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October, with highs in Portland at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls
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Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge ©
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Latourell Falls ©
Latourell Falls

3
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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get outdoors at Astoria Column and The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks. Discover out-of-the-way places like Astoria Oregon Riverwalk and Oswald West State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Haystack Rock (in Cannon Beach) and Ilwaco (North Head Lighthouse & Cape Disappointment State Park). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Maritime Memorial and examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Astoria tour builder.

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Astoria, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Ilwaco, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Beach State Park and Beverly Beach State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Hobbit Trail and Seal Rock State Wayside. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Darlingtonia State Natural Site (in Florence), Thor's Well (in Yachats) and Drift Creek Falls Trail (in Otis).

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Newport trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Newport can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Florence, Seal Rock State Wayside, Beverly Beach State Park, Thor's Well, Drift Creek Falls Trail
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Drift Creek Falls Trail ©
Drift Creek Falls Trail
Darlingtonia State Natural Site ©
Darlingtonia State Natural Site
Beverly Beach State Park ©
Beverly Beach State Park

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Bend

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Shevlin Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and City of Sisters. There's more to do: go for a walk through Deschutes River Trail and contemplate the waterfront views at Todd Lake.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend trip maker.

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Newport in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bend, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

City of Sisters
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River Rafting & Tubing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shevlin Park ©
Shevlin Park

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