15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest tour planner

Make it your trip
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Bend
— 2 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Bend

— 2 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Smith Rock State Park and Off-Road Tours. And it doesn't end there: trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Head underground at Lava River Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls.

Planning Bend trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

New York City to Bend is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to Bend, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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 21st (Tue): cruise along Willamette Valley, then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden. On the next day, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Bend to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bend in September since evenings lows in Portland dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 23rd (Thu), cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newport vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Newport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portland in September, expect Newport to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then stroll through Cannon Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria trip tool.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Astoria sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Museums · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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 27th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park. On the next day, trek along High Divide, then hike along Sol Duc Falls, and then stroll through Hurricane Ridge.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Astoria to Olympic National Park. In September in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 1st (Fri), get outside with Reflection Lakes, then hike along Skyline Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2: