12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

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12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Ashland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Yachats
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bend
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Caprice Vineyards.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ashland road trip planner.

Los Angeles to Ashland is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Ashland: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Ashland

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Caprice Vineyards, Rogue River
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Caprice Vineyards ©
Caprice Vineyards

2
nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 28th (Sun), try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures, then enjoy some diversion at Sand Master Park, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Oregon Coast Hwy, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then admire the majestic nature at Smelt Sands State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yachats trip planner.

Getting from Ashland to Yachats by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Ashland in July, you will find days in Yachats are colder (63°F), and nights are slightly colder (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors Scenic Drive Fun & Games

Side Trips

Florence, Oregon Coast Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): meet the residents at Seaside Aquarium, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach road trip site .

Traveling by car from Yachats to Cannon Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Yachats in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, Seaside Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Seaside Aquarium ©
Seaside Aquarium

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.
Family-friendly places like Powell's City of Books and Oregon Zoo will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, try for a hole-in-one at Oaks Amusement Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland day trip app .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in July: highs in Portland hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

3
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls & McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop). There's much more to do: look and learn at Oregon Observatory, walk around Drake Park, take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, and trek along Shevlin Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bend trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Portland to Bend takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, Bend is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sisters, Oregon Observatory, Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Oregon Observatory ©
Oregon Observatory
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

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