12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Seaside
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Warm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Portland

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), trek along Eagle Creek Trail Park and then walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Wahclella Falls, then stroll around Laurelhurst Park, then take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major airport is Portland International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seaside.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Wahclella Falls ©
Wahclella Falls
Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

few
hours
Seaside

Seaside ©
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 5th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seaside Aquarium, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, and then get engrossed in the history at Seaside Museum & Historical Society.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seaside trip planning website .

You can drive from Portland to Seaside in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get a bit cooler in Seaside: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seaside

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Aquarium ©
Seaside Aquarium
Seaside Inverted Experience ©
Seaside Inverted Experience
Seaside Museum & Historical Society ©

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 5th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach itinerary website .

Cannon Beach is just a short distance from Seaside. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Oregon Coast Aquarium has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, take in the exciting artwork at Freed Gallery, then kick back and relax at Roads End State Recreation Site, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: highs in Newport hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Roads End State Recreation Site ©
Roads End State Recreation Site
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Sweet Creek Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sweet Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach

2
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Rim Village Visitor Center has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Fri), hike along Garfield Peak, then contemplate the long history of Rim Village Visitor Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Umpqua National Forest, then trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak, and finally hike along Pinnacles Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Florence to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Florence in August: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Umpqua National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Todd Lake. On the 11th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Sunriver Nature Center, then delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park, then explore the activities along Todd Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Balancing Rocks.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bend travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, with highs in Bend at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Warm Springs.

Things to do in Bend

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sunriver Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Todd Lake ©
Todd Lake
Shevlin Park ©
Shevlin Park
Sunriver Nature Center ©
Sunriver Nature Center

1
night
Warm Springs

Warm Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) and an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. On the 12th (Mon), explore the activities along Deschutes River and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Warm Springs day trip planner.

You can drive from Bend to Warm Springs in 1.5 hours. In August in Warm Springs, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Hood River.

Things to do in Warm Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Deschutes River
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The Museum at Warm Springs ©
The Museum at Warm Springs
Deschutes River ©
Deschutes River

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 13th (Tue), do a tasting at Springhouse Cellar and then get outside with Big Winds.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hood River trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Warm Springs to Hood River in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Warm Springs in August: highs in Hood River hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hood River

Wineries Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Starvation Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Springhouse Cellar ©
Springhouse Cellar
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

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