13 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Coast & Southern Oregon Itinerary

13 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Coast & Southern Oregon Itinerary

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Hood River
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Yachats
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Medford
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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then hike along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hood River trip builder website.

Chicago to Hood River is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Hood River, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hood River, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Hood River

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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
We've included these beaches for you: Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, stroll around Whale Park, explore the galleries of Hatfield Marine Science Center, and immerse yourself in nature at South Beach State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Hood River to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Newport is slightly colder than Hood River - with highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Newport

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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Yachats coastline has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Beachside State Recreation Area, then identify plant and animal life at White Wolf Sanctuary & Educational Facility, and then identify plant and animal life at Alsea Falls Recreation Site. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, and finally take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Yachats trip planner.

Getting from Newport to Yachats by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Yachats can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Yachats

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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, then examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach, then get lost in a book at Siuslaw Public Library, and finally admire the majestic nature at Darlingtonia State Natural Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday planner.

Getting from Yachats to Florence by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medford.

Things to do in Florence

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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park ©
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

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Medford

Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. On the 9th (Sun), explore the activities along Rogue River, trek along Natural Bridge Loop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Upper and Lower Table Rock. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Schneider Museum of Art, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stroll around Medford Railroad Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Medford trip app.

Drive from Florence to Medford in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Florence in August, plan for warmer days in Medford, with highs around 93°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medford

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River Rafting & Tubing
Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Upper and Lower Table Rock ©
Upper and Lower Table Rock

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