9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Tampa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Kerry Park and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planning website .

Tampa to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Tampa in September, expect nights in Seattle to be much colder, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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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

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Columbia River Maritime Museum and Astoria Column. Step out of the city life by going to Ecola State Park and Fort Stevens State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Seaside Inverted Experience (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria online itinerary planner .

Drive from Seattle to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Astoria, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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 18th (Tue): 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: cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and then kick back and relax at Nye Beach.

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

Drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yachats
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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.
On the 20th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at High Desert Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bend road trip planning website .

Getting from Newport to Bend by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 44°F. On the 21st (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Bend

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

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