12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Portland

— 3 nights

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.
On the 21st (Mon), stop by Powell's City of Books. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hoyt Arboretum, and finally head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland driving holiday planner.

Miami to Portland is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in August, things will get a bit cooler in Portland: highs are around 85°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 24th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Beach Books, then learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach tour planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get little chillier in Cannon Beach: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 3 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Crater Lake National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for much warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Bend

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Newberry National Volcanic Monument, then see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, and then stroll around Drake Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend day trip planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, with highs in Bend at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.