9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  5​h
5
Bend
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planning tool .

Phoenix to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: highs in Seattle hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can 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.
Get some cultural insight at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ecola State Park and Cannon Beach. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column and take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Astoria planning tool .

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. In October, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
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 27th (Sat): wander the streets of Pearl District, hunt for treasures at Portland Saturday Market, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Domaine Serene and then appreciate the views at Willamette Valley.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Domaine Serene
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Domaine Serene ©
Domaine Serene
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
night
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, and then trek along Hobbit Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yachats vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Portland to Yachats takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portland in October, you will find days in Yachats are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hobbit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): wander the streets of City of Sisters, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then stop by Dudley's Bookshop Cafe.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bend trip planner .

You can drive from Yachats to Bend in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Yachats in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bend, with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

City of Sisters
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
City of Sisters ©
City of Sisters
Dudley's Bookshop Cafe ©
Dudley's Bookshop Cafe

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