8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Bandon
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Astoria
— 2 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
End: New York City

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night
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 30th (Sat), take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip site .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Seattle at 56°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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night
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at John's Beachcombing Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at First Beach, and then kick back and relax at Third Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Forks trip planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Forks in 4 hours. In March in Forks, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Bandon.

Things to do in Forks

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La Push
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First Beach ©
First Beach
John's Beachcombing Museum ©
John's Beachcombing Museum

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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 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bandon State Park, then view the masterpieces at Second Street Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Coquille Point.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bandon trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Forks to Bandon in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, daily temperatures in Bandon can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park

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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 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Nye Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Newport holiday app .

Drive from Bandon to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In April in Newport, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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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 4th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and finally snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria route builder site .

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Astoria, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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