8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

1
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 6th (Sat), stroll through Kerry Park and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle route planner.

Huntsville to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Huntsville to Seattle. Traveling from Huntsville in October, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and then examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then see the interesting displays at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Astoria trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience, Long Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach.

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You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Newport are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yachats
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Newport to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bend when traveling from Newport in October, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Museums
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

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