15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  10​h
1
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Winston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 30​min
4
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Newport
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Cincinnati

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at High Desert Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Balancing Rocks.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bend trip planner .

Cincinnati to Bend is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in May, things will get slightly colder in Bend: highs are around 67°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Winston.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Balancing Rocks ©
Balancing Rocks

1
night
Winston

Winston ©
Winston is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Noah's Ark Biblical History Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Safari.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Winston trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Bend to Winston takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bend in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Winston: highs are around 73°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Winston

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Wildlife Safari ©
Wildlife Safari
Noah's Ark Biblical History Museum ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls and then admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Winston to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Winston in May, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

1
night
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor ©
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park, enjoy the sea views from Admiralty Head Lighthouse, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oak Harbor visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Oak Harbor. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Anacortes.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coupeville
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Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Admiralty Head Lighthouse ©
Admiralty Head Lighthouse
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park

1
night
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll around Washington Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Anacortes day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Oak Harbor to Anacortes takes an hour. In May in Anacortes, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Anacortes

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Washington Park ©
Washington Park

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Flavel House Museum and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Get outdoors at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk and Columbia River Maritime Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park and pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria route app .

You can drive from Anacortes to Astoria in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

4
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heceta Head Lighthouse and Hatfield Marine Science Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devil's Churn and Inscapes Gallery. Take a break from Newport with a short trip to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest in Yachats, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Mike Miller Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Newport trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Astoria to Newport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Newport are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mike Miller Park
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