9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Bend
— 1 night
Bus + Drive:  5 h
2
Yachats
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tulsa

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.
On the 11th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Balancing Rocks, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boneyard Beer, and then wander the streets of City of Sisters.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bend trip planner.

Tulsa to Bend is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tulsa in October, expect Bend to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

City of Sisters
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Shevlin Park ©
Shevlin Park
City of Sisters ©
City of Sisters

3
nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heceta Beach and Thor's Well. Visiting Seal Rock State Wayside and Yachats State Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yachats: Umpqua River Lighthouse (in Winchester Bay) and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport). There's much more to do: trek along Hobbit Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, stop by The Chocolate Frog, and explore and take pictures at Oregon Coast Hwy.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yachats trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Bend to Yachats in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 48°F in Yachats. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Waldport, Florence, Seal Rock State Wayside, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, Umpqua River Lighthouse
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Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, and then stroll through Short Sands Beach. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Flamingo Jim's, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bayocean Peninsula County Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Neahkahnie Mountain.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach road trip planning app .

You can drive from Yachats to Cannon Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Short Sands Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Flamingo Jim's, Bayocean Peninsula County Park, Neahkahnie Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site
Short Sands Beach ©
Short Sands Beach
Cannon Beach Distillery ©
Cannon Beach Distillery

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.
On the 18th (Fri), head off the coast to Picnic Point Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Brackett's Landing South, and then kick back and relax at Golden Gardens Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel app .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Edmonds, Chihuly Bridge of Glass
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Brackett's Landing South ©
Brackett's Landing South
Picnic Point Park ©
Picnic Point Park
Golden Gardens Park ©
Golden Gardens Park

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