11 days in Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Oregon Itinerary

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11 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. Get in touch with nature at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Multnomah Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Troutdale (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, learn about all things military at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, and delve into the lush surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hood River day trip planning app .

Washington DC to Hood River is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Hood River due to the time zone difference. In June, Hood River is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosier, The Dalles, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Starvation Creek Ridge Loop
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Escape the urban bustle at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Ecola State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Columbia River Maritime Museum and Flavel House Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock). There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Astoria Column and examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

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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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hood River in June: highs in Astoria hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Visiting Sokol Blosser Winery and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pittock Mansion and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Zoo, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Astoria in June, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Highway, Sokol Blosser Winery
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

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