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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Cape Meares Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Prehistoric and Hatfield Marine Science Center. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats) and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (in Pacific City). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Newport day trip 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. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Newport due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in November, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Visit Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop and Oregon Coast for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Backstreet Gallery and Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Reedsport to see Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Hobbit Trail and enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 3 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Explore hidden gems such as Rim Village Visitor Center and Cleetwood Cove Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Crater Lake National Park and Wizard Island. There's still lots to do: cruise along Rim Dr and take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Crater Lake National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Crater Lake National Park when traveling from Florence in November, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.