10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 27th (Fri), shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online holiday planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Visiting Ecola State Park and Cannon Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cape Meares Lighthouse for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, admire the sheer force of Young River Falls, and see the interesting displays at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Astoria travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Cape Meares Lighthouse
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and then stroll through Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Mike Miller Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Newport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Newport sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Mike Miller Park
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): browse the exhibits of High Desert Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, then trek along Lava Cast Forest Trail, and then get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bend trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Newport in October, Bend is a bit cooler at night with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Smith Rock State Park, Lava Cast Forest Trail
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©

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