9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Bend
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + tram + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + Fly:  7​h
End: Minneapolis

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden and then appreciate the views at Willamette Valley.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portland road trip planner.

Minneapolis to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. September in Portland sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Scenic Drive, #Outdoors
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Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Columbia River Maritime Museum, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and finally snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge. On your second day here, stop by Beach Books, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Astoria trip site .

Getting from Portland to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in September: highs in Astoria hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
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 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in September, you will find days in Newport are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Yachats
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument. On the next day, trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bend using our trip planner.

Getting from Newport to Bend by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Newport in September, expect nights in Bend to be little chillier, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Bend

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hike along Second Beach Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Marymere Falls. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Angeles trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bend to Port Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, expect nights in Port Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Angeles

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Sequim, Olympic National Park
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Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Marymere Falls ©
Marymere Falls
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm

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