15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bend
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get outside with Big Winds and then take in the dramatic scenery at Starvation Creek State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip tool .

Washington DC to Hood River is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get slightly colder in Hood River: highs are around 79°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Starvation Creek State Park, Trillium Lake
Highlights from your plan
Trillium Lake ©
Trillium Lake
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Flavel House Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Astoria Oregon Riverwalk and Hug Point State Park. When in Astoria, make a side trip to see Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, approximately 38 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column and snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Astoria online visit planner .

You can drive from Hood River to Astoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hood River in July: highs in Astoria hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by Flamingo Jim's, stroll through Rockaway Beach Wayside, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bayocean Peninsula County Park, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tillamook planner .

You can drive from Astoria to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Flamingo Jim's ©
Flamingo Jim's

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, then engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newport online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Newport due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tillamook in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Devil's Churn
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Heceta Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and then try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park ©
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area ©
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach

2
nights
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 19th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak, stroll through Cleetwood Cove Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Florence to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Florence in July, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are warmer (94°F), and nights are a bit warmer (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

2
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.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lava Cast Forest Trail, and then get your bearings at Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park, then hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally make a trip to Balancing Rocks.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bend: highs are around 85°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lava Cast Forest Trail
Highlights from your plan
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
River Rafting & Tubing
Shevlin Park ©
Shevlin Park

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