15 days in Oregon & The Islands of Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Oregon & The Islands of Washington State Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon & The Islands of Washington State Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Redmond
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
3
Hood River
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Klamath Falls
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Denver

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Redmond

Redmond ©
Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. On the 13th (Tue), look for gifts at Crescent Moon Ranch and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Redmond trip builder app .

Denver to Redmond is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Denver to Redmond, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Redmond. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Redmond

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Crescent Moon Ranch
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Crescent Moon Ranch ©
Crescent Moon Ranch

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Whale Museum, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Friday Harbor tour itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redmond to Friday Harbor. When traveling from Redmond in August, plan for slightly colder days in Friday Harbor, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Visiting Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail will get you outdoors. Step out of Hood River to go to Timberline Lodge and see Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mount Hood, view the masterpieces at Art on Oak, take a peaceful walk through Starvation Creek Ridge Loop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Starvation Creek State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hood River trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Hood River in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, things will get a bit warmer in Hood River: highs are around 81°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mt. Hood National Forest
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3
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.
Visiting Multnomah Falls and Oregon Zoo will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, explore and take pictures at Bella Organic farm and Maze, get outside with Portland Timbers, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portland online holiday planner .

Getting from Hood River to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach travel site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get little chillier in Cannon Beach: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

1
night
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 24th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yachats online tour planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Klamath Falls.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sea Lion Caves
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Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline

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nights
Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls is a city in and the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Crater Lake National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from Klamath Falls with a short trip to Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get some jogging in at OC and E Woods Line State Trail and get engrossed in the history at Klamath County Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Klamath Falls day trip website .

Traveling by car from Yachats to Klamath Falls takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Yachats, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Klamath Falls, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Klamath Falls

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ashland, Crater Lake National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
OC and E Woods Line State Trail ©
OC and E Woods Line State Trail

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