12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner

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Fly
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Bend
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
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Bend

— 1 night
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 16th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park and then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. On the next day, Head underground at Lava River Cave, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bend route builder website.

Fort Lauderdale to Bend is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bend: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hike along Ocean to Bay Trail, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and finally identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Newport road trip planner.

You can drive from Bend to Newport in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Bend, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Goonies House, hike along Cathedral Tree Trail, then hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, and finally pause for some photo ops at Maritime Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Astoria driving holiday app.

Getting from Newport to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Astoria, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinault River-Pony Bridge Day Hike, delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Rain Forest, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Merriman Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, trek along Murhut Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Bunch Creek Falls.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Astoria to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Mount Rainier National Park

— 4 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail and Comet Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Box Canyon Loop and Trail of the Shadows. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nisqually Vista Loop, head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, and trek along Wonderland Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park holiday tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. When traveling from Olympic National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 53°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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