15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Itinerary

New York City
Fly + tram + bus:  10​h 30​min
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
New York City

3
days
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. When in Hood River, make a side trip to see Timberline Lodge and Ski Area in Timberline Lodge, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, get impressive views of Mount Hood, and look for gifts at Apple Valley Country Store.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River itinerary maker.

New York City to Hood River is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Hood River due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Hood River to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 49°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
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3
days
Newport

Newport
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Attractions like Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Oregon Coast Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats coastline, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, get great views at Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint, and visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Newport vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Newport takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Newport are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Yachats, Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
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Oregon Coast Aquarium
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

2
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 13th (Fri), stop by The Buzz on Broadway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then look for gifts at Beach Books, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach vacation trip planner.

Getting from Newport to Cannon Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

5
days
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Powell's City of Books and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Go for a jaunt from Portland to Bridal Veil to see Multnomah Falls about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, hike along Forest Park, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portland vacation builder.

You can take a bus from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center, Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books
Oregon Zoo
Oregon Zoo

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