10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bend
— 1 day
Drive
2
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
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Bend

— 1 day
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 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bend online itinerary planner.

Austin to Bend is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin to Bend, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Heceta Head Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest. Step out of Newport with an excursion to Mossy Creek Pottery in Lincoln City--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, see majestic marine mammals with Marine Discovery Tours, and stroll through Nye Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport route planning site.

Traveling by car from Bend to Newport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bend in May: highs in Newport hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Astoria, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

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Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Astoria to Olympic National Park. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 3rd (Fri): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

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