The Coast Tour

 
Sights along the Washington coast tour

Scenic vista’s along the Washington Coast Tour

7-Day Scenic Washington Coast Tour From Portland to Seattle

(SML) – 673 miles/ 1083 km

Day 1 of the Washington Coast Tour

Portland to Quinault via Astoria
Arrive at Portland International Airport
I-5 North to Kelso; Hwy West to Longview; Hwy 433 South to Hwy 30 West to Astoria; North on Hwy 101 to Aberdeen and Quinault (213 miles/ 342.8 km)
Interesting stops along the way:

  • Columbia River Maritime Museum (SML)
  • Astor Column (SML)
  • Fort Stevens (SML)
  • Fort Clatsop (SML)
  • Fort Canby State Park, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Museum (SML)
  • Cape Disappointment & Mouth of the Columbia (SML)
  • Ilwaco Heritage Museum (S)
  • Aberdeen Museum of History (SML)
  • Polson Museum (SML)
  • Lake Quinalt Lodge (SML)

Overnight: Washington Coast/Lake Quinalt (SML)
[Optional overnight locations: Aberdeen (SML), Ocean Shores (SML)]

Day 2

Olympic National Park to Victoria, BC
Hwy 101 to Port Angeles and Black Ball Ferry to Victoria, BC (128 miles/ 205 km and ferry ride)

Interesting stops along the way:

  • Quinalt, Queest and Hoh Rain Forest (SML)
  • Pacific Ocean Coastline (SML)
  • Lake Cresent (SML)
  • Olympic National Park Visitor Center (SML)
  • Hurricane Ridge (SML)
  • Black Ball Ferry and Victoria, BC (SML)

Overnght: Victoria, BC

Day 3 & 4

Victoria to Vancouver, BC
Hwy 17 North to Sidney; Ferry through the San Juan Islands to Tsawwassen, Hwy 17 North to Hwy 99 North
(50 miles/80 km and ferry ride)

Interesting stops in Victoria:

  • Butchart Gardens (SML)
  • Emperess Hotel (SML)
  • Royal London Wax Museum (SML)

Interesting stops in Vancouver:

 
  • China Town and Dr. Sun-Yatsen Gardens (SML)
  • Grouse Mountain (SML)
  • Harbour Center (SML)
  • Gastown (SML)
  • Stanley Park (SML)
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge (SML)
  • Side Trip: Whistler Resort (SML)

Overnight: Vancouver, BC (2 nights)
Please contact Tourism Vancouver, 604-631-2830, fax 604-682-1717, www.tourismvancouver.org for more information

Day 5

Vancouver, BC to Seattle
Hwy 99 South to I-5 South to Seattle (162 miles/ 260.7 km)

Interesting stops along the way:

  • Peace Park and Peace Arch at the US/ Canadian border (SML)
  • Whatcomb Museum of History & Art (SML)
  • Museum of Flight Restoration Center (SML)
  • Boeing Field Tours and Museum of Flight (SML)
  • Boeing Aircraft Assembly Plant (SML)

Overnight: Seattle Hotels (SML)

Day 6 & 7

Seattle/ Tacoma / Olympia
I-5 South to Olympia and return to Seattle (120 miles/ 193.1 km)

Interesting stops in Seattle:

Interesting stops in Tacoma:

  • Fort Nisqually Historic Site (SML)
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (SML)
  • Steilacoom Historical Museum (SML)
  • Tacoma Art Museum (SML)
  • Washington State History Museum (SML)

Interesting stops in Olympia

  • Washington State Capital (SML)