11 days in Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Oregon Itinerary

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11 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hood River
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Denver

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.
Dedicate the 16th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, stroll through Tom McCall Waterfront Park, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

Denver to Portland is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
night
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yachats online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Yachats takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Oswald West State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, look for gifts at Beach Books, see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, and browse the exhibits of Columbia River Maritime Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Astoria trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yachats to Astoria in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Yachats, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Hood River: Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks), Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Astoria in August: highs in Hood River hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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