8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest tour planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 1 day
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 1 day

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 31st (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planning website.

Nashville to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nashville in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 1st (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Astoria tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Seattle to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Astoria at 69°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

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 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mike Miller Park, admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Nye Beach, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Newport holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in August, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Bend

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bend trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in August: highs in Bend hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7: