13 days in Oregon Itinerary

13 days in Oregon Itinerary

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13 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Hood River
— 3 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Sokol Blosser Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Multnomah Falls and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner), Opal Creek Wilderness Area (in Salem) and Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Washougal). There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, hike along Eagle Creek Trail Park, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Portland due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Portland at 83°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Camassia Natural Area, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Multnomah Falls, Sokol Blosser Winery
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Head to Icefire Glassworks and Fernhill Glassfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Go for a jaunt from Cannon Beach to Astoria to see Astoria Column about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Cannon Beach are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Astoria
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln City Glass Center.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport planning site .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cannon Beach in July, with highs in Newport at 63°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lincoln City Glass Center
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then make a trip to The Dalles Murals, and then fly down the slopes at Mount Hood. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, do a tasting at Maryhill Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Idiot's Grace.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hood River trip planner .

You can drive from Newport to Hood River in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newport in July, with highs in Hood River at 79°F and lows at 58°F. On the 29th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hood River

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

The Dalles, River Rafting & Tubing, Idiot's Grace, Maryhill Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
River Rafting & Tubing

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