6 days in Newport, Florence & Bend Itinerary

6 days in Newport, Florence & Bend Itinerary

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Newport
— 1 night
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Florence
— 1 night
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Mossy Creek Pottery, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Newport tour planner.

Portland to Newport is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Portland in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 22nd (Fri), Head underground at Sea Lion Caves and then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Florence

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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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.
Step out of Bend with an excursion to Smith Rock State Park in Redmond--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at High Desert Museum, see Off-Road Tours, stroll around Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and trek along Falls Creek Trail to Green Lake.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bend trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Bend by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bend when traveling from Florence in October, with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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