10 days in Oregon Itinerary

10 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 1 night
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Hood River
— 4 nights
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Portland

— 2 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Volcano Lands - Private Tours and Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take a peaceful walk through Camassia Natural Area, stop by Powell's City of Books, and stroll around Hoyt Arboretum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Portland dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally grab your bike and head to Mike Miller Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Newport route planner.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portland in October, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · 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 (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then glide through the air with Discover Paragliding, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Astoria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hood River

— 4 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Visiting Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hood, see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River vacation planner.

Drive from Astoria to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Hood River are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.