11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Astoria
— 3 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bend attractions planner .

New York City to Bend is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Bend is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in Bend hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

City of Sisters, Smith Rock State Park
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then immerse yourself in nature at Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint. On your second day here, try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures, then identify plant and animal life at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Bend to Florence by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bend in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Florence, with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint

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 29th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Newport tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Newport, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yachats
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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Visit Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cape Meares Lighthouse for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. Step out of Astoria with an excursion to Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, and look for gifts at Beach Books.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Astoria day trip website .

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Beach Books
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Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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