12 days in Greater Seattle, Oregon & North Dakota Itinerary

12 days in Greater Seattle, Oregon & North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Bend
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
6
Bismarck
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Kansas City

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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 16th (Thu), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight and then stroll around Kerry Park. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, thenwander the streets of Pike Place Market, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seattle driving holiday planner.

Kansas City to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in May; daily highs in Seattle reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Appreciate the collections at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Meares Lighthouse and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Cloud and Leaf Bookstore (in Manzanita) and Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach). There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria route planning app.

You can drive from Seattle to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, you will find days in Astoria are a bit cooler (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hug Point State Recreation Site, Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Seaside Inverted Experience, Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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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 21st (Tue): look for gifts at Dudley's Bookshop Cafe, take an in-depth tour of Des Chutes Historical Museum, thensee the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, and finally stop by City of Sisters.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bend trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Astoria to Bend in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in May, Bend is little chillier at night with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Bend

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

City of Sisters
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Des Chutes Historical Museum ©
Des Chutes Historical Museum
City of Sisters ©
City of Sisters

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, thentake in the exciting artwork at Backstreet Gallery, and finally putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence travel route planning app.

Drive from Bend to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Bend in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Florence, with highs around 62°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Backstreet Gallery ©
Backstreet Gallery

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Lincoln City Glass Center and Hatfield Marine Science Center. For shopping fun, head to The Edge Art Gallery or Alderhouse Glass Blowers. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Lincoln City (Freed Gallery, Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Nye Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Toledo History Center.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Newport online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Newport sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Toledo History Center, The Edge Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for gifts at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, take an in-depth tour of The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site, thensteep yourself in history at Custer House, and then contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bismarck itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newport to Bismarck. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newport in May: highs in Bismarck hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©

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