15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Ashland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Newport
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

2
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park online trip planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Olympic National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. In September in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sky View Observatory and Columbia Center. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Tours
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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 7th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then stroll through Cannon Beach, and finally examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then appreciate the history behind Chief Comcomly Memorial, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and finally take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Astoria day trip planning site .

Drive from Seattle to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Astoria sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Astoria-Megler Bridge ©
Astoria-Megler Bridge

1
night
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 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at High Desert Museum and then get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Drake Park, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park.

Make your Bend itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Astoria to Bend in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Astoria in September since evenings lows in Bend dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Ashland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see a show at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, walk around Lithia Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ashland route maker tool .

Getting from Bend to Ashland by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Ashland: highs are around 33°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Ashland

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lithia Park ©
Lithia Park
Oregon Shakespeare Festival ©
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip app .

You can drive from Ashland to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Ashland in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yachats
Highlights from your plan
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then stroll around Whale Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cape Foulweather. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, admire the majestic nature at Seal Rock State Wayside, then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, and finally stop by Made in Oregon.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport visit website .

Drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Newport sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Seal Rock State Wayside, Whale Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Foulweather ©
Cape Foulweather
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Newport's Historic Bayfront ©
Newport's Historic Bayfront

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