15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Rockaway Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Grants Pass
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Hood River
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Houston

2
nights
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach ©
Rockaway Beach is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Tillamook Country Smoker. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park, then steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Rockaway Beach holiday tool .

Houston to Rockaway Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Houston in September: highs in Rockaway Beach hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Rockaway Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tillamook, Manzanita Beach, Tillamook Country Smoker, Bob Straub State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia, enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria holiday app .

You can drive from Rockaway Beach to Astoria in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rockaway Beach in September, expect nights in Astoria to be slightly colder, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ilwaco, Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

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 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Mossy Creek Pottery, take in the exciting artwork at Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio, stroll through Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then cruise along Otter Crest Loop, and finally enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Lincoln City Outlets, then look for gifts at Rock Your World: Pacific NW Rock, Gem & Jewelry Gallery, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Newport trip builder app .

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in September, plan for slightly colder days in Newport, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Depoe Bay
Highlights from your plan
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center

2
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. On the 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Bandon Sweets and Treats, stop by Langlois Market, then see the interesting displays at Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum, then stop by Misty Meadows Jams, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Cape Arago Lighthouse, tee off at Pacific Dunes, and then stop by Face Rock Creamery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bandon travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bandon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. September in Bandon sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grants Pass.

Things to do in Bandon

Shopping Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum, Langlois Market, Cape Arago Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Face Rock Creamery ©
Face Rock Creamery
Langlois Market ©
Langlois Market

1
night
Grants Pass

Grants Pass ©
Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Rogue Creamery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Glass Forge Gallery & Studio LLC.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grants Pass online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bandon to Grants Pass by car takes about 3 hours. September in Grants Pass sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Grants Pass

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Rogue Creamery
Highlights from your plan
The Glass Forge ©
The Glass Forge
Rogue Creamery ©
Rogue Creamery

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Peter Skene Ogden State Park, view the masterpieces at The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bend road trip app .

You can drive from Grants Pass to Bend in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bend when traveling from Grants Pass in September, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Peter Skene Ogden State Park, The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Peter Skene Ogden State Park ©
Peter Skene Ogden State Park

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 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Beacon Rock, then hike along Eagle Creek Trail, and then explore the activities along White Salmon River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at The Gorge White House, do a tasting at Sunshine Mill, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tom McCall Nature Preserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hood River trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Bend to Hood River by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bend in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hood River, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Eagle Creek Trail, Sunshine Mill Winery, Beacon Rock
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Rock ©
Beacon Rock
Eagle Creek Trail ©
Eagle Creek Trail
Sunshine Mill Winery ©
Sunshine Mill Winery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): appreciate the views at Willamette Valley and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portland trip builder tool .

Drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
Highlights from your plan
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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