10 days in Oregon Itinerary

10 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon visit planner

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Fly
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Portland
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park vacation planner.

Phoenix to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Bend River Attractions, then stroll around Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and then walk around Drake Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bend online day trip planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Bend is little chillier than Crater Lake National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

1
night
Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Starvation Creek State Park.

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Traveling by car from Bend to Hood River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, Hood River is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Haystack Rock and Short Sands Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. Step out of Cannon Beach to go to Rockaway Beach and see Cedar Wetlands Preserve, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, identify plant and animal life at Hug Point State Recreation Site, view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hood River in September since evenings lows in Cannon Beach dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
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 9th (Wed): admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, then stroll around Laurelhurst Park, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and finally trek along Oneonta Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.