12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bend
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Bus to March's Point, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 day
Ferry to Seattle Clipper Terminal, Fly to Newark

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Bend

— 1 night
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.
To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bend road trip planning tool.

Newark to Bend is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Bend, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bend when traveling from Newark in July, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bend

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then get lost in a book at Siuslaw Public Library, and finally catch some excitement at Sandland Adventures.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bend to Florence by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in July, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. On the next day, engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center, then kick back and relax at Nye Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Newport road trip tool.

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get outdoors at Long Beach and Astoria Column. Get a sense of the local culture at Clark's Dismal Nitch and Flavel House Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Cape Meares Lighthouse (in Tillamook), Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Cannon Beach). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Lewis & Clark Salt Works, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and see the interesting displays at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Astoria trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Newport in July, you will find days in Astoria are somewhat warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 1 night
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 24th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Astoria to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 day
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor route planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In July in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums