11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 day
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 4 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park — 1 day

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hike along Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park day trip planner.

New York City to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Mount Rainier National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Mount Rainier National Park at 79°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Astoria.
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Astoria — 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore hidden gems such as Hug Point State Park and Long Beach. Get outdoors at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Ecola State Park. When in Astoria, make a side trip to see Cannon Beach in Cannon Beach, approximately Cannon Beach away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Astoria visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Astoria. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Astoria, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 3 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Heceta Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Otter Crest Loop and Nye Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Devil's Churn & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Newport road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Astoria in July, with highs in Newport at 63°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bend.
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Bend — 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lava River Cave and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. When in Bend, make a side trip to see Smith Rock State Park in Redmond, approximately Redmond away. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls, see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bend vacation builder.

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 52°F. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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