13 days in Oregon Itinerary

13 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip planner
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Portland — 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Willamette River Trail and Waterfront Renaissance Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bridal Veil Falls and Latourell Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint in Troutdale (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, get outside with Portland Timbers, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland road trip planning site.

Denver to Portland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Portland. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Hood River.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Hood River — 2 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get outside with Big Winds, explore the activities along White Salmon River, and then head outdoors with Fox-Tail Cider.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hood River trip planner.

Getting from Portland to Hood River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Hood River sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Bend.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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 2nd (Fri): explore the galleries of The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, then get outside with Bend River Attractions, and then hike along Oregon Badlands Wilderness Trails. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Deschutes River Trail, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then hike along Falls Creek Trail to Green Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bend attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hood River to Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Bend, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.
Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Crater Lake National Park — 2 nights

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 4th (Sun), hike along Sun Notch Trail and then hike along Annie Creek Canyon. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail and then trek along Garfield Peak.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Bend to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bend in September, expect Crater Lake National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Coos Bay.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Coos Bay — 1 night

Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Coos Art Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Coos History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Second Street Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and then stroll through Bandon State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coos Bay trip builder app.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Coos Bay in 4 hours. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Coos Bay, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and then explore the galleries of Icefire Glassworks. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach day trip app.

Drive from Coos Bay to Cannon Beach in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Oregon travel guide

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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.