15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Yachats
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Hood River
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
Dedicate the 3rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and meet the residents at Oregon Zoo.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planner .

London, UK to Portland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from London in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 5th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach journey planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in September: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches
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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 7th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well. On your second day here, have fun at Sand Master Park, then take in the views from Siuslaw River Bridge, and then putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Yachats trip planner .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Yachats by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Florence
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

1
day
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yachats to Crater Lake National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Yachats in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

3
nights
Bend

Bend ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bend: Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River), McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop (in Sisters) and Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of High Desert Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Balancing Rocks.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Bend road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Bend is little chillier than Crater Lake National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, Dee Wright Observatory, Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then learn about winemaking at Marchesi Vineyards, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hood River trip planner .

Drive from Bend to Hood River in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Hood River. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Multnomah Falls, Bonneville Lock & Dam, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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