15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon attractions planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hood River
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Columbus

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Drake Park. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, take a stroll through City of Sisters, and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bend trip maker .

Columbus to Bend is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Columbus to Bend due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Bend. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sisters, Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Bend to Crater Lake National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bend in July, with highs in Crater Lake National Park at 94°F and lows at 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Heceta Beach, admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and then putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then enjoy some diversion at Sand Master Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Fun & Games Nature
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Get in touch with nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Nye Beach. Visit Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Newport with a short trip to Yachats coastline in Yachats, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, browse the fresh offerings at Newport Farmer's Market, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Foulweather, and stop by Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Newport trip planner .

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Newport are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Depoe Bay
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light. On the next day, kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then steep yourself in history at Lewis & Clark Salt Works, and finally look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lewis & Clark Salt Works, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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 13th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hood River route planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan

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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): get outside with Portland Timbers, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, then stop by Sewn Loverly, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portland road trip website .

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Sewn Loverly
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Similar Plans

17 days in Alaska, Washington State & Oregon BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Alaska, Washington State & Oregon BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 56 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 27 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Denver, Seattle & Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Oregon & Des Moines BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Oregon & Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans