10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Mount Vernon
— 1 night
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to University of Washington and Seattle Public Library. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and stop by Chukar Cherries.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Miami to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in April; daily highs in Seattle reach 61°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Mount Vernon

— 1 night
Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 5th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Roozengaarde Display Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tulip Town, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Vernon journey planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Mount Vernon in 1.5 hours. April in Mount Vernon sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 6th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then stroll through Cannon Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, then take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria attractions planner.

You can drive from Mount Vernon to Astoria in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 8th (Thu), gain insight at Hatfield Marine Science Center, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Newport travel planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Newport sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Portland

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and finally walk around Laurelhurst Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then make a trip to Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip app.

Drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Newport in April, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip