60 days in Pacific Northwest & Southwest Florida Itinerary

60 days in Pacific Northwest & Southwest Florida Itinerary

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Bend
— 7 nights
2
Newport
— 6 nights
3
Portland
— 7 nights
4
Astoria
— 7 nights
5
Seattle
— 6 nights
6
Sanibel Island
— 5 nights
7
Marco Island
— 6 nights
8
Naples
— 7 nights
9
Sarasota
— 7 nights

7
nights
Bend

Bend ©
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.
Get outdoors at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area and Smith Rock State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Oregon Trail of Dreams and Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Venture out of the city with trips to Sisters (City of Sisters & Hoodoo Ski Area), Crescent Moon Ranch (in Terrebonne) and The Office Bridge (in Westfir). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls, learn about winemaking at Maragas Winery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Deschutes Brewery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bend vacation planner.

Madison to Bend is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Madison to Bend, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madison in December, you will find days in Bend are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sisters, Maragas Winery, Crescent Moon Ranch, Smith Rock State Park, The Office Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 2:
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

6
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Visiting Nye Beach and Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Heceta Head Lighthouse and Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Florence (Heceta Beach & Sandland Adventures), Taft Bay (in Lincoln City) and Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Smelt Sands State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, snap pictures at Yaquina Bay Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary.

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Getting from Bend to Newport by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, Newport is a bit warmer than Bend - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yachats, Florence, Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site, Taft Bay, Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
nights
Portland

Portland
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.
Get in touch with nature at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Mt. Hood Meadows. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Willamette Valley and Silver Falls State Park. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner), Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Mount Hood (in Hood River). There's lots more to do: stroll through Forest Park, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, and contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portland tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Newport in January, things will get slightly colder in Portland: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Angel, Vancouver, Mount Angel Abbey, Mt. Hood Meadows, Willamette Valley Vineyards
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 15:
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park

7
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get outdoors at Ecola State Park and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cape Meares Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Manzanita (Manzanita Beach & Short Sands Beach) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, steep yourself in history at Battery Russell, and snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Oysterville Church, Cape Meares Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

6
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Alpental Ski Area. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Square and Chapel of Saint Ignatius. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville) and Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get lost in a book at Seattle Public Library, and walk around Kerry Park.

Plan trip to Seattle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Astoria to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Worden State Park, Point Defiance Park
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

5
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Escape the urban bustle at Bowman's Beach and Blind Pass Beach Park. Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and St. Isabel Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: stroll through Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and take a memorable drive along Sanibel Causeway.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sanibel Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Sanibel Island takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, subway, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Sanibel Island, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Captiva Island
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach

6
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Smallwood Store and San Marco Catholic Church. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Everglades City (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at South Marco Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Capri Paddlecraft Park, stroll through Keewaydin Island, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marco Island tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Marco Island takes 1.5 hours. In February in Marco Island, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Smallwood Store, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Keewaydin Island ©
Keewaydin Island
Parasailing & Paragliding

7
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lowdermilk Beach and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Take a break from the city and head to Lovers Key State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Fort Myers (Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve & List Distillery), Koreshan State Park (in Estero) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Fort Myers Beach).

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner.

Naples is very close to Marco Island. In February, daily temperatures in Naples can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ochopee, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs, Koreshan State Park
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 16:
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Lowdermilk Beach ©
Lowdermilk Beach
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Popular historic sites such as De Soto National Memorial and Our Lady of Lourdes are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Bradenton Beach (in Bradenton Beach), Bean Point (in Anna Maria) and Venice (Caspersen Beach & Venice Beach). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach, walk around Stump Pass Beach State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, and admire the natural beauty at Historic Spanish Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sarasota trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sarasota in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Sarasota are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Venice, Englewood, Siesta Key, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 23:
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De Soto National Memorial ©
De Soto National Memorial
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center ©
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

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