13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Diego

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Portland trip simple and quick.

San Diego to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in November, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Portland: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get outdoors at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Ecola State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Seaside Inverted Experience. Change things up with a short trip to Cannon Beach in Cannon Beach (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Astoria planner .

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. November in Astoria sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Heceta Head Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. When in Newport, make a side trip to see Yachats coastline in Yachats, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and view the masterpieces at Ocean Beaches Glass Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Newport trip builder app .

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Newport are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yachats, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Ocean Beaches Glass Gallery
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3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to High Desert Museum and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Smith Rock State Park and Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park, wander the streets of City of Sisters, sample the tasty concoctions at Deschutes Brewery, and take in the pleasant sights at Deschutes River Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bend trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newport in November; daily highs in Bend reach 48°F and lows reach 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 12th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, and finally see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bend to Seattle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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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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