11 days in Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Oregon Itinerary

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11 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bend
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Paris

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 23rd (Fri): trek along Forest Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take a peaceful walk through Camassia Natural Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning site .

Paris, France to Portland is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Paris to Portland, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Portland hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Camassia Natural Area, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Mt. Hood National Forest
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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 26th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Starvation Creek State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hood River trip builder website .

Drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Hood River are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Starvation Creek Ridge Loop ©
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach travel route tool .

You can drive from Hood River to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hood River in August; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport online travel route planner .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: highs in Newport hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Depoe Bay
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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Crater Lake National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Newport in August, plan for much hotter days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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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 31st (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Drake Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bend route builder site .

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Bend by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, with highs in Bend at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest
River Rafting & Tubing

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