15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h
1
Redmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hood River
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Yachats
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Redmond

Redmond ©
Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cascade Street Distillery and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, examine the collection at High Desert Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Atlas Cider Co.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Redmond trip planner .

San Francisco to Redmond is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Redmond are little chillier (41°F), and nights are cooler (20°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Redmond

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bend, Cascade Street Distillery
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore Hood River's surroundings by going to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), The Dalles (The Dalles Murals & Fire Museum in City Hall) and Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, get impressive views of Mount Hood, look for gifts at Art on Oak, and see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hood River driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Redmond to Hood River in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Redmond in December, Hood River is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Dalles, Oregon, Bonneville Lock & Dam, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Natalies Estate Winery (in Newberg), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, stroll around Forest Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

Before you visit Portland, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Portland are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Live Laugh Love Art, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls, Natalies Estate Winery
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 17th (Tue), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, then stroll through Astoria Column, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Astoria
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yachats day trip planning site .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Yachats by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. In December in Yachats, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Newport
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium

2
nights
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
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 21st (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park, and then make a trip to Steve Prefontaine Murals. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bandon State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally examine the collection at Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Coos Bay travel site .

Drive from Yachats to Coos Bay in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bandon
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ©
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

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