8 days in Pacific Northwest & Idaho Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest & Idaho Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest & Idaho Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Arco
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
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 27th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, stroll through Cannon Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Astoria route planning website .

Detroit to Astoria is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Astoria are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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 29th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Newport day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Newport are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Heceta Head Lighthouse
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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 31st (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bend using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Newport in October since evenings lows in Bend dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Museums Wildlife
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 1st (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bend to Arco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bend to Arco, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in November, and nighttime lows around 26°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Arco

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Craters of the Moon National Monument ©

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