12 days in Dallas & Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Dallas & Oregon Itinerary

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Dallas
— 4 nights
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Hood River
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Coos Bay
— 2 nights

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Fort Worth (Amon Carter Museum of American Art & Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower, pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Dallas. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grapevine, Fort Worth
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 27th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Trillium Lake, then immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park, then see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, and finally examine the collection at Fire Museum in City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and then make a trip to The Dalles Murals.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hood River route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Hood River takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Hood River. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Hood River hover around 41°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, The Dalles, Trillium Lake, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Trillium Lake ©
Trillium Lake

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, then examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Portland route maker app.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coos Bay day trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Coos Bay by car takes about 5 hours. December in Coos Bay sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park
Cranberry Sweets ©
Cranberry Sweets

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