11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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1
Newport
— 2 nights
2
Astoria
— 4 nights
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean to Bay Trail, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, thenidentify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, thenenjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Nye Beach.

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Joplin to Newport is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Joplin to Newport is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Joplin in September, expect Newport to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

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Heceta Head Lighthouse, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

4
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Flavel House Museum and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Visiting Astoria Oregon Riverwalk and Ecola State Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Hug Point State Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Columbia River Maritime Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Astoria itinerary planner.

Getting from Newport to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

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Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

3
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Escape the urban bustle at Hoh River and Merriman Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ozette Loop Hike and Kalaloch Beach Trail 4. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus.

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Take a bus from Astoria to Olympic National Park in 7.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Side Trip

Merriman Falls
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Hoh River ©
Hoh River
Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike
Merriman Falls ©
Merriman Falls

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