20 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

20 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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20 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Port Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Bandon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bend
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
8
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + tram + Fly:  72​h
End: Richmond

1
night
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Angeles road trip planning website .

Richmond to Port Angeles is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Richmond to Port Angeles. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Richmond in May, with highs in Port Angeles at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 9th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Astoria trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Port Angeles to Astoria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Astoria, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, and then kick back and relax at Nye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): snap pictures at Yaquina Bay Bridge, then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yachats
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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, get interesting insight from Sandland Adventures, and then view the masterpieces at Backstreet Gallery. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, then snap pictures at Siuslaw River Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves

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. On the 15th (Wed), trek along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, immerse yourself in nature at Bandon State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bandon trip builder website .

You can drive from Florence to Bandon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 16th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, then admire the sheer force of National Creek Falls, then trek along Annie Creek Canyon, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Garfield Peak. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Scott, hike along Sun Notch Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls, and finally trek along Pinnacles Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park journey planner .

Traveling by car from Bandon to Crater Lake National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bandon in May, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Prospect
Highlights from your plan
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Mount Scott ©
Mount Scott
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Rock State Natural Area and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of the city life by going to Shevlin Park and Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Take a break from Bend with a short trip to Smith Rock State Park in Redmond, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum, get your bearings at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and make a trip to Balancing Rocks.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bend online travel planner .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in May; daily highs in Bend reach 67°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fort Rock State Natural Area, Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Fort Rock State Natural Area ©
Fort Rock State Natural Area
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park

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nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along Nisqually Vista Loop, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, and then admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Nisqually River, steep yourself in history at Pioneer Farm Museum & Ohop Indian Village, then examine the collection at Mt. Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Ashford Creek Pottery.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bend to Mount Rainier National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bend in May since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Pioneer Farm Museum & Ohop Indian Village, Mt. Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum, Ashford Creek Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Falls ©
Myrtle Falls
Mt. Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum ©

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