11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Zurich

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: hike along Snoqualmie Falls, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to Seattle, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Seattle sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Columbia River Maritime Museum, hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Astoria vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Astoria to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Relax by the water at Nye Beach and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Sandland Adventures (in Florence) and Yachats State Park (in Yachats). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, and snap pictures at Yaquina Bay Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Newport online travel planner .

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Astoria in July, with highs in Newport at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sandland Adventures
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bend trip planner .

Drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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