12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

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12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h
1
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Fire Museum in City Hall (in The Dalles). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, learn about winemaking at Springhouse Cellar, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, and examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Hood River road trip tool .

San Francisco to Hood River is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in February, things will get a bit cooler in Hood River: highs are around 47°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Wineries Parks

Side Trips

The Dalles, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Shallon Winery. You'll get in some beach time at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Take a break from Astoria with a short trip to Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach, about 50 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Astoria trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Hood River to Astoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

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
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pittock Mansion and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Do your shopping at Powell's City of Books and Northwest (Nob Hill). Venture out of the city with trips to Newberg (Adelsheim Vineyard & Bells Up Winery), Carlton Winemakers Studio (in Carlton) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Angel Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and examine the collection at Portland Art Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip website .

Drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or take a bus. In February in Portland, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Lake Oswego, Newberg, Mount Angel Abbey, Carlton Winemakers Studio, St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

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