8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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1
Seattle
— Few hours
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
3
Portland
— 1 day
4
Astoria
— 2 nights
5
Newport
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planning app.

Boston to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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 31st (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Friday Harbor vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by combination of takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in May, Friday Harbor is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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

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day
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 1st (Sat): make a trip to Pittock Mansion, stroll through Forest Park, thensteep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portland holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Friday Harbor to Portland takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in June, with highs in Portland at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
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Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, thenadmire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, thensnap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, and then pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Astoria journey planning app.

Getting from Portland to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Portland in June, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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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 4th (Tue): cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Newport trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in June, you will find days in Newport are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

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