9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Portland vacation planner.

Atlanta to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to Portland due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in September: high temperatures in Portland hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Columbia River Maritime Museum and Cannon Beach. For shopping fun, head to Astoria Sunday Market or Beach Books. Change things up with a short trip to Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach (about 50 minutes away). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Astoria Column and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Portland to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, you will find days in Astoria are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Beach Books
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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 2nd (Tue), stroll through Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, look for gifts at The Chocolate Frog, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newport 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The Chocolate Frog, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
Highlights from your plan

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 4th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend travel planner.

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 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 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Bend

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bend to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Bend in October, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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