15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): hike along Pinnacles Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park route planner .

Washington DC to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Crater Lake National Park, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Deschutes River, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deschutes National Forest, and then take a peaceful walk through Shevlin Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend trip planner .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Crater Lake National Park in May, with highs in Bend at 67°F and lows at 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Newport visit planner.

You can drive from Bend to Newport in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Bend in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Newport, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yachats
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nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Rockaway Beach Wayside, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach route builder .

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach Wayside
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Oregon Zoo and Forest Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland route planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

3
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 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hood River Distillers Tasting Room. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bonneville Hatchery, then stroll through Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, and then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hood River itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Portland in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Hood River, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Bonneville Hatchery, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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