5 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

5 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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5 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Fort Wayne
Fly:  8​h
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Fort Wayne

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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 17th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle visit planner .

Fort Wayne to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fort Wayne to Seattle. July in Seattle sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Astoria road trip site .

You can 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Astoria reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Museums
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Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Fort Stevens State Park ©
Fort Stevens State Park
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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night
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 19th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Newport itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Newport is a bit cooler than Astoria - with highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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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 20th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bend day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Newport to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in July, you will find days in Bend are warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Wildlife Museums
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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