9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon vacation builder

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Salem
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
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The Dalles
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Coos Bay
Drive
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Lincoln City
— 1 night
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Oceanside
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Astoria
— 1 night
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Portland
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Portland

— 3 nights

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.
You've now added International Rose Test Garden to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by Powell's City of Books. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway.

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Columbus to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Portland is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Columbus in July, Portland is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Salem

Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Willamette River.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salem attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Salem

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hood River route planning tool.

You can drive from Salem to Hood River in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Salem in July, plan for little chillier days in Hood River, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to The Dalles.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

The Dalles

The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our The Dalles day trip planner.

The Dalles is just a short distance from Hood River. Traveling from Hood River in July, expect nights in The Dalles to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. You'll set off for Crater Lake National Park on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in The Dalles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park visit planning website.

You can drive from The Dalles to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July in Crater Lake National Park, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Coos Bay

Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coos Bay tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Coos Bay takes 4 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July: highs in Coos Bay hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 54°F. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Lincoln City

— 1 night
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lincoln City tour builder tool.

You can drive from Coos Bay to Lincoln City in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Oceanside.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Nature

Oceanside

Oceanside is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oceanside trip website.

Getting from Lincoln City to Oceanside by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lincoln City in July, you will find days in Oceanside are somewhat warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Astoria.

Things to do in Oceanside

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Astoria

— 1 night

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Astoria itinerary planner.

Getting from Oceanside to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Portland

City of Roses

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 59°F at night. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

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.