15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip maker

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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Brookings
— 1 night
Drive
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Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Depoe Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lava River Cave and Sahalie and Koosah Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Deschutes River. Step out of Bend with an excursion to McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop in Sisters--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bend tour planner.

New York City to Bend is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to Bend, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 21st (Tue), stroll through Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, trek along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, then explore and take pictures at Rim Dr, then trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, and finally step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bend in September, expect Crater Lake National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Brookings

— 1 night
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Harris Beach State Park, then kick back and relax at Lone Ranch Beach, then admire all the interesting features of Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, and finally admire all the interesting features of Welcome to California.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Brookings trip planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Brookings in 4 hours. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brookings: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bandon.

Things to do in Brookings

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Bandon

— 2 nights
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): experience rural life at Cranberry Sweets, then admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Bandon State Park, tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, then enjoy the sea views from Coquille River Lighthouse, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bullards Beach State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bandon itinerary app.

You can drive from Brookings to Bandon in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bandon are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): trek along Hobbit Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, and finally cruise along Oregon Coast Hwy. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop, stroll through Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, then kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, then take in the views from Siuslaw River Bridge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Darlingtonia State Natural Site.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner.

Getting from Bandon to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Depoe Bay.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Depoe Bay

— 2 nights
Depoe Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, located on U.S. Route 101 next to the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Otter Crest Loop, admire the majestic nature at Beverly Beach State Park, then engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center, then immerse yourself in nature at South Beach State Park, and finally stop by Newport Candy Shoppe. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Foulweather, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, and finally make a trip to Yaquina Bay Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Depoe Bay trip maker site.

Getting from Florence to Depoe Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Depoe Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Beach, then make a trip to Turnaround at Seaside, and finally look for gifts at Seaside Candyman. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lewis & Clark Salt Works, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria itinerary tool.

Drive from Depoe Bay to Astoria in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then get impressive views of Mount Hood, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, and finally explore the activities along Trillium Lake.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Astoria to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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.