10 days in Oregon Itinerary

10 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Fly
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Bend
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): visit City of Sisters, trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and then walk around Drake Park. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend tour itinerary builder.

Salt Lake City to Bend is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in October, with highs in Bend at 62°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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 (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then snap pictures at Yaquina Bay Bridge, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Newport travel planner.

You can drive from Bend to Newport in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Newport when traveling from Bend in October, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Tillamook

The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park, then contemplate the long history of Tillamook Air Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tillamook journey tool.

Getting from Newport to Tillamook by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newport to Tillamook. In October in Tillamook, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial. On your second day here, stop by Beach Books, stroll through Haystack Rock, make a trip to Turnaround at Seaside, then snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Astoria online journey builder.

You can drive from Tillamook to Astoria in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then learn about winemaking at Marchesi Vineyards, and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Traveling by car from Astoria to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Hood River sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

2
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Portland

City of Roses

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, then hike along Forest Park, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland journey planner.

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.