13 days in Oregon Itinerary

13 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yachats
— 1 night
Drive
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Ashland
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 1 night
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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.
Step out of Portland to go to Bridal Veil and see Multnomah Falls, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, and snap pictures at Hawthorne Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland trip maker website.

Catania, Italy to Portland is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Catania to Portland due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally pause for some photo ops at Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, then pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Astoria day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, you will find days in Astoria are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats

— 1 night
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, then immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yachats online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Astoria to Yachats by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ashland.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Ashland

— 1 night
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll around Lithia Park, catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ashland road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yachats to Ashland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Yachats in September, expect nights in Ashland to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Ashland

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): hike along Garfield Peak and then explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Crater Lake National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ashland to Crater Lake National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 27th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then walk around Drake Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bend trip itinerary planning tool.

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September; daily highs in Bend reach 26°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hood River

— 1 night
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then view the masterpieces at Art on Oak.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hood River trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bend to Hood River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, Hood River is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.