11 days in Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Portland, Bus to Newport
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Salem
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rockaway Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Fly

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Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 2nd (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, take an in-depth tour of Little Log Church, and then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Edge Art Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then stroll through Nye Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport online journey planner.

New York City to Newport is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Newport is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Newport at 64°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Salem

— 2 nights
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Powerland Heritage Park, examine the collection at Willamette Heritage Center, then steep yourself in history at Bush House Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Bush's Pasture Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Oregon Garden and then immerse yourself in nature at Silver Falls State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Salem trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Salem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in September, you will find days in Salem are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rockaway Beach.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach

— 2 nights
Rockaway Beach is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 6th (Sun), take in the waterfront activity at Kelly's Brighton Marina, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Garibaldi Museum, then browse the exhibits of Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, then steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Wheeler Marina.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rockaway Beach trip itinerary app.

Getting from Salem to Rockaway Beach by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Salem in September, expect nights in Rockaway Beach to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Rockaway Beach

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial and then examine the collection at Flavel House Museum. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at Heritage Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria route builder site.

You can drive from Rockaway Beach to Astoria in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rockaway Beach to Astoria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then take a memorable tour with Always Catchin' Fishing Charters. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Columbia Hills State Park.

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Drive from Astoria to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

4.5
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.