12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Hood River
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, make a trip to Pittock Mansion, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Portland. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

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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

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from Hood River with a short trip to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area in Timberline Lodge, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, don't miss a visit to The Dalles Murals, and head outdoors with Big Winds.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hood River trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. 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 · Museums

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 8th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life 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 ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Newport day trip planning website.

You can drive from Hood River to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Hood River in October, plan for slightly colder days in Newport, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Astoria (Fort Stevens State Park, Astoria-Megler Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and stroll through Cannon Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip app.

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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