9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Medford
Drive:  4​h
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Dallesport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Medford

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day
Bend

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bend route builder app .

Medford to Bend is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Medford in April, with highs in Bend at 56°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dallesport.

Things to do in Bend

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park

1
day
Dallesport

Dallesport ©
Dallesport is a census-designated place (CDP) in Klickitat County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): do a tasting at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery and then admire the majestic nature at Columbia Hills State Park.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Dallesport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bend to Dallesport takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bend in April, with highs in Dallesport at 65°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Dallesport

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery
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Columbia Hills State Park ©
Columbia Hills State Park
Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery ©
Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery

3
days
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Visiting Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column and look for gifts at Beach Books.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria online travel planner .

You can drive from Dallesport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Dallesport, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 42°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Beach Books
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
days
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

Before you visit Newport, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium

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day
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then get to know the fascinating history of Oregon Coast.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip builder .

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oregon Coast
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Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

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