10 days in Oregon Itinerary

10 days in Oregon Itinerary

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10 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bend
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Columbia River Maritime Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience. Get in touch with nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cannon Beach. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Ecola State Park). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column and take an in-depth tour of Seaside Museum & Historical Society.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria road trip planning tool .

Seattle to Astoria is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
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Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia River Highway are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Portland Art Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, and see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portland travel route planner.

Drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in May, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Highway
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Portland to Hood River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Hood River, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Dalles, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

2
nights
Bend

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the galleries of High Desert Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Des Chutes Historical Museum, look and learn at Oregon Observatory, then hike along Shevlin Park, and finally explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Bend holiday maker website .

You can drive from Hood River to Bend in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hood River in May since evenings lows in Bend dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Oregon Observatory, Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

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