15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Quinault
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Astoria
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h
End: Nottingham

2
nights
Quinault

Quinault ©
Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Merriman Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Quinault Big Cedar, then take a peaceful walk through Quinault Big Spruce Tree, and finally trek along Rain Forest Nature Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Quinault trip planner .

Nottingham, UK to Quinault is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Nottingham to Quinault due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Quinault are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Quinault

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Olympic Peninsula
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Lake Quinault ©
Lake Quinault
Merriman Falls ©
Merriman Falls
Olympic Peninsula ©
Olympic Peninsula

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 6th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, trek along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, and then trek along Annie Creek Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Mill Creek Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at National Creek Falls, and then stroll through Sun Notch Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Quinault to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. While traveling from Quinault, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

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Prospect
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Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Mill Creek Falls ©
Mill Creek Falls
Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail

3
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Get outdoors at Port Orford Heads State Park and Bandon Crossings Golf Course. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coquille Point and Hughes Historic House. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Orford (Hawthorne Gallery & Battle Rock Park). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Bandon State Park and look for gifts at Cranberry Sweets.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bandon trip builder .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bandon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Bandon, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bandon

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Side Trip

Port Orford
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Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park
Port Orford Heads State Park ©
Port Orford Heads State Park
Hughes Historic House ©
Hughes Historic House

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Escape the urban bustle at Thor's Well and Cape Foulweather. Explore hidden gems such as Hobbit Trail and South Beach State Park. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Seal Rock State Wayside, enjoy the sand and surf at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, don't miss a visit to Boiler Bay State Wayside, and explore and take pictures at Oregon Coast Hwy.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport online day trip planner .

Getting from Bandon to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Newport sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Oregon Coast Hwy, Thor's Well, Hobbit Trail, Seal Rock State Wayside
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Cape Foulweather ©
Cape Foulweather
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Seal Rock State Wayside ©
Seal Rock State Wayside

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Don Nisbett Art Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manzanita Beach and Seaside Beach. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Cape Disappointment State Park (in Ilwaco) and Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach). There's much more to do: hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, and see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Astoria route site .

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Ilwaco, Manzanita Beach, Oswald West State Park
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Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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