11 days in Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Oregon Itinerary

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11 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  10​h
1
Bend
— 2 nights
Bus + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Yachats
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Cincinnati

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): walk around Drake Park, see the sky in a new way at Oregon Observatory, and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bend route planning tool .

Cincinnati to Bend is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Bend. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yachats.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Smith Rock State Park, Oregon Observatory
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest
Oregon Observatory ©
Oregon Observatory

2
nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 28th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then get in on the excitement at Sand Master Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, then admire the majestic nature at Smelt Sands State Park, then putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yachats trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and car from Bend to Yachats in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bend in July, expect nights in Yachats to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are colder, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Florence
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): trek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Cannon Beach Bookstore, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yachats to Cannon Beach by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yachats in July: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cedar Wetlands Preserve
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Trail, and get outside with Portland Timbers.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planning site .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in July: highs in Portland hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Multnomah Falls, Oneonta Gorge
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International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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