11 days in Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Oregon Itinerary

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11 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Monroe
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Eugene
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Monroe

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portland road trip planning tool .

Monroe to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Monroe to Portland due to the time zone difference. In October, Portland is a bit cooler than Monroe - with highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 9th (Wed), stroll through Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then browse the exhibits of Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally stroll through Cannon Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
night
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yachats itinerary builder site .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. October in Yachats sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Eugene.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Heceta Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

1
night
Eugene

Eugene ©
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll through Mt Pisgah, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cascades Raptor Center, and then grab your bike and head to Willamette River bike trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Eugene trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Yachats to Eugene by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yachats in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eugene, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Eugene

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mt Pisgah ©
Mt Pisgah
Cascades Raptor Center ©
Cascades Raptor Center

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Creek Wilderness Area, make a trip to Salem's Riverfront Carousel, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Salem Ale Works.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salem visit planner .

Traveling by car from Eugene to Salem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Salem sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Salem

Wildlife Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Opal Creek Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Salem Ale Works ©
Salem Ale Works
Salem's Riverfront Carousel ©
Salem's Riverfront Carousel

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 14th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Kiyokawa Family Orchards.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hood River trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Salem to Hood River takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hood River

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kiyokawa Family Orchards, Bridge of the Gods, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Bridge of the Gods ©
Bridge of the Gods

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