15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon tour planner

Make it your trip
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Hood River
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yachats
— 2 nights
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
— 4 nights
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Hood River

— 1 night
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 11th (Wed), hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and then examine the collection at Fire Museum in City Hall.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hood River travel planner.

New York City to Hood River is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Hood River when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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 still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally look for gifts at Beach Books.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria travel route planner.

Drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Portland in August; daily highs in Astoria reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats

— 2 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): cruise along Oregon Coast Hwy, then get interesting insight from Sandland Adventures, then Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yachats travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Yachats takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in August, you will find days in Yachats are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to Ashland.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ashland

— 1 night
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Rogue River, shop like a local with Gathering Glass Studio, then catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ashland road trip planning website.

You can fly from Yachats to Ashland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Yachats, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Ashland, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Ashland

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trip

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.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ashland to Crater Lake National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Bend

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bend: McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop (in Sisters) and Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Deschutes River, take in the awesome beauty at South Sister, and delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bend trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August; daily highs in Bend reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.