15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  6​h
1
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
The Dalles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Baker City
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Bandon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Balancing Rocks and then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the galleries of High Desert Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bend tour planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Bend is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver in April, Bend is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to The Dalles.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Shevlin Park ©
Shevlin Park
Des Chutes Historical Museum ©
Des Chutes Historical Museum

3
nights
The Dalles

The Dalles ©
The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and Cottonwood Canyon State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Sherman County Historical Museum and Fire Museum in City Hall. Go for a jaunt from The Dalles to Maupin to see Imperial River Company about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, go for a walk through Rowena Crest Viewpoint, appreciate the extensive heritage of Columbia Hills State Park, and identify plant and animal life at Schreiner Farms.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the The Dalles trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bend to The Dalles takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bend in April: high temperatures in The Dalles hover around 22°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Baker City.

Things to do in The Dalles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mosier, Cottonwood Canyon State Park, Sherman County Historical Museum, Imperial River Company, Schreiner Farms
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Rowena Crest Viewpoint ©
Rowena Crest Viewpoint
Sherman County Historical Museum ©
Sherman County Historical Museum

2
nights
Baker City

Baker City ©
Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Baker Heritage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Leo Adler House Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Baker City Mini-Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, take an in-depth tour of Union County Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Chinese Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Baker City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from The Dalles to Baker City takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from The Dalles in April, expect Baker City to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Bandon.

Things to do in Baker City

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Union County Museum
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Baker Heritage Museum ©
Baker Heritage Museum
Union County Museum ©
Union County Museum

1
night
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Bandon Historical Society Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point, then immerse yourself in nature at Bandon State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, trek along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bandon day trip website .

You can drive from Baker City to Bandon in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Baker City in April, Bandon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Shore Acres State Park, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park

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 24th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and then kick back and relax at Nye Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport vacation planner.

Getting from Bandon to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Lincoln City Glass Center
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Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll explore and learn at Seaside Inverted Experience and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Get in touch with nature at Cannon Beach and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Take a break from Astoria with a short trip to Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip itinerary website .

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Astoria sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Seaside Inverted Experience ©
Seaside Inverted Experience
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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