8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
2
Bend
— 1 night
3
Newport
— 1 night
4
Astoria
— 2 nights
5
Seattle
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the sheer force of National Creek Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park online tour itinerary builder.

Atlanta to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to Crater Lake National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Crater Lake National Park when traveling from Atlanta in May, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Klamath Museum, National Creek Falls
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Castle Crest Wildflower Trail ©
Castle Crest Wildflower Trail
Fort Klamath Museum ©
Fort Klamath Museum
Annie Creek Canyon ©
Annie Creek Canyon

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at High Desert Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bend trip planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Bend by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in May, expect Bend to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Museums Adventure Tours
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, thenenjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newport visit website.

Getting from Bend to Newport by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bend in May, expect nights in Newport to be a bit warmer, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

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nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Astoria tour planning tool.

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Astoria sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll around Duthie Hill Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snoqualmie Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seattle journey planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in May, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Duthie Hill Park, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park ©
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
Duthie Hill Park ©
Duthie Hill Park

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