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Washington – Oregon Coastal 8-Day Itinerary

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Day 1 – Seattle

Arrival at the Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport. The Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport is conveniently located on International Boulevard, just steps from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s runway with complimentary 24-hour airport transportation to and from the hotel. Red Lion Sea-Tac, hosts on site restaurant, espresso, late night karaoke!

Day 2 – Seattle

Want to tour Seattle by land and water? Ride the Ducks of Seattle will engage and inform you with humor, fun facts, funky music and an incredibly wacky tour guide on this amphibious one of kind experience! Make sure to check out the world-famous Pikes Place Market and the MoPop Museum of Pop Culture. In the evening, you’ll hop on a ferry to Bainbridge Island and then it’s just over an hour’s drive to Port Townsend.

Day 3 – Port Townsend

Enjoy a morning walk exploring the charming Victorian town. Visit Fort Worden, a historic military base featuring over 100 structures and a spectacular view of the Puget Sound. Back in town, make sure to grab a pint at the Sirens pub overlooking the water.

Day 4 – Port Townsend to Port Angeles

Spend the morning up at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. Besides the dramatic views, you’ll have a great chance to spot wildlife including, elk, mountain goats and if you’re lucky, black bear! In the evening, take the Underground Heritage Tour that explores the network of underground tunnels and storefronts. You’ll see the original movie theatre, and venture into a hidden brothel above the unassuming family shoe store.

Day 5 – Port Angeles to Ocean Shores

In the morning, stop at the Hall of Mosses for a short hike among tall ferns and moss draped irs. Have lunch in Forks, the town that inspired the teen vampire book series, Twilight. Ruby Beach and Lake Quinault make great photo stops on the way down the coast. Spend the night in lovely Ocean Shores. It’s the perfect spot for a moonlit stroll on the beach.

Day 6 – Ocean Shores to Astoria

Continue down the coast to the Long Beach Peninsula, one of the longest drivable beaches in the world. Have lunch in town and take in the World Kite Museum. Then head across the beautiful Astoria-Megler Bridge into Astoria, Oregon. Spend some time in the Maritime Museum, window shop in the quirky streets of town, and then relax at the Fort George Brewery.

Day 7 – Astoria to Cannon Beach

Beach hop your way down Highway 101. Make sure to stop in Seaside to visit the Aquarium, one of the oldest on the West Coast. Leave yourself plenty of time in the afternoon to take in the dramatic rock formations on spectacular Cannon Beach.

Day 8 – Cannon Beach to Portland – Departure

For your final afternoon in Portland you may want to walk along the Willamette River, get lost in Powell’s books, one of the biggest bookstores in the country, or just prepare for your return home.

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