9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Medford
Drive:  4​h
1
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Medford

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 7th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum and then hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bend journey planner .

Medford to Bend is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In April, Bend is little chillier than Medford - with highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bend

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach itinerary site .

Getting from Bend to Cannon Beach by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Bend in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cannon Beach, with lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Beach Books
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
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.
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and then stop by Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport online visit planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Newport are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy
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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then take in the exciting artwork at Backstreet Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Florence sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Backstreet Gallery ©
Backstreet Gallery

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