7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Lafayette

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend tour itinerary app .

Lafayette to Bend is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to Bend is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Lafayette in July, plan for slightly colder days in Bend, with highs around 85°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

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

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.
On the 19th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then make a trip to Yaquina Bay Bridge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

Before you visit Newport, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Bend to Newport in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Bend in July: highs in Newport hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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1
night
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 21st (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

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You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in July: highs in Astoria hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Seattle.

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

2
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, walk around Kerry Park, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Astoria in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Trails

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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