12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

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12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Portland

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: Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Powell's City of Books, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland holiday app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Portland. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Hood River.

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

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to The Dalles (Fire Museum in City Hall & The Dalles Murals) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, take in the views from Bridge of the Gods, and head outdoors with Big Winds.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hood River itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. October in Hood River sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Dalles, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Bridge of the Gods
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2
nights
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 8th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Newport itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hood River to Newport in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Hood River in October, plan for little chillier days in Newport, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yachats
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium

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nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannon Beach: Astoria (Fort Stevens State Park, Astoria-Megler Bridge, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip itinerary site .

Drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

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