15 days in Oregon, The Islands of Washington State & Denver Itinerary

15 days in Oregon, The Islands of Washington State & Denver Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon, The Islands of Washington State & Denver Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Klamath Falls
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  5​h 45​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Hood River
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 2 nights
End: Denver

2
nights
Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls is a city in and the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, United States. On the 3rd (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Klamath Falls road trip tool .

Denver to Klamath Falls is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Denver to Klamath Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in September, expect little chillier with lows of 40°F in Klamath Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Klamath Falls

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ashland, Crater Lake National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Oregon Shakespeare Festival ©
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, explore the striking landscape at Cattle Point, then explore and take pictures at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and finally stop by Serendipity the used book place.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Klamath Falls to Friday Harbor. While traveling from Klamath Falls, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Friday Harbor, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Multnomah Falls and Oregon Zoo. Dedicate the 10th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, and wander the streets of Ladd's Addition.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portland travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Portland in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, Portland is somewhat warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then admire the sheer force of Starvation Creek State Park, and then get impressive views of Mount Hood. On the next day, see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods, and then trek along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip itinerary site .

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. In September, daytime highs in Hood River are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cascade Locks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

2
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

To find out how to plan a trip to Denver, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hood River to Denver takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hood River to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hood River in September, you will find days in Denver are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are little chillier (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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