15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip planner
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brookings
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Portland — 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vista House and Oneonta Gorge. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Oregon Garden and Cellar Door Wine Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Dayton (Domaine Serene & Stoller Family Estate), Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem) and Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (in Woodburn). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Willamette Valley and get a sense of history and politics at Portland City Hall.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Portland is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Portland due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in May: high temperatures in Portland hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hood River.
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Hood River — 2 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then learn about winemaking at Marchesi Vineyards, then stroll through Mount Hood, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Wahkeena Falls, then trek along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonneville Hatchery, and finally admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Hood River are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Astoria.
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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 20th (Sat): make a trip to Turnaround at Seaside, trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, then enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia, and finally see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Fernhill Glass, kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach.

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Traveling by car from Hood River to Astoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hood River in May: highs in Astoria hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 2 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, then get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Seal Rock State Wayside. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then shop like a local with Lincoln City Glass Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Mossy Creek Pottery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cape Foulweather.

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Drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.
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Bandon — 2 nights

Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Cape Blanco State Park, enjoy the sea views from Cape Blanco Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Hughes Historic House, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park, admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Coquille River Lighthouse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bandon trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Bandon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bandon can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brookings.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Brookings — 1 night

Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): cruise along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, kick back and relax at Lone Ranch Beach, and then kick back and relax at Harris Beach State Park.

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You can drive from Bandon to Brookings in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Brookings are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bend.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Bend — 2 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.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Trail to Benham Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave, then contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and finally admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see Off-Road Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest.

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You can drive from Brookings to Bend in 6 hours. Traveling from Brookings in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bend, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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