10 days in Oregon Itinerary

10 days in Oregon Itinerary

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10 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Appleton

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip builder app .

Appleton to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore and take pictures at McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sparks Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bend trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Bend sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

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Side Trips

McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop ©
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop

1
night
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 (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Bend to Hood River in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Bend, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Hood River, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then savor the flavors at Seaside Candyman, and then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock. On your second day here, look for gifts at Beach Books, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Hood River to Astoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in July, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

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Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Multnomah Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): head outdoors with Portland Timbers, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire all the interesting features of Portland State University, then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurelhurst Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary website .

You can 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 July, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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