12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

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12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rockaway Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Charlotte

3
nights
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 12th (Tue): take in the views from Bridge of the Gods. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hood River day trip site .

Charlotte to Hood River is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Hood River. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charlotte in June, with highs in Hood River at 69°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Bridge of the Gods, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Visiting Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Astoria Column will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip planner .

Getting from Hood River to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rockaway Beach.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
nights
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach ©
Rockaway Beach is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 18th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Lookout State Park. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rockaway Beach sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Rockaway Beach takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Astoria in June since evenings lows in Rockaway Beach dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Rockaway Beach

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tillamook, Manzanita Beach
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Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sokol Blosser Winery and Multnomah Falls. Popular historic sites such as Pittock Mansion and Eastbank Esplanade are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Carlton Winemakers Studio (in Carlton). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Portland online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rockaway Beach to Portland in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rockaway Beach in June: highs in Portland hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 55°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sokol Blosser Winery, Multnomah Falls, Carlton Winemakers Studio, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

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