15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Trip Planner

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McMinnville
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Corvallis
— 1 day
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Salem
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 8 nights

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McMinnville

— 2 nights
McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Tillamook Forest Center, then look for gifts at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Red Ridge Farms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our McMinnville trip builder app.

Portland to McMinnville is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Portland in July, McMinnville is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in McMinnville

Wineries · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 23rd (Sun), take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, stop by Oregon Oyster Farms, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: revel in the low prices at Lincoln City Outlets, make a trip to Boiler Bay State Wayside, and then stroll through Nye Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Newport online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from McMinnville to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from McMinnville in July, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Corvallis.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Corvallis

— 1 day
Corvallis is a city in central western Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): gain insight at Oregon State University, cool off at Osborn Aquatic Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Corvallis route planner.

Getting from Newport to Corvallis by car takes about an hour. While traveling from Newport, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Corvallis, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Corvallis

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Theme Parks

Salem

— 2 nights
Salem is the capital of the U.S. You've now added Enchanted Forest Theme Park to your itinerary. On the 26th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Silver Falls State Park, then admire the natural beauty at The Oregon Garden, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Woodburn Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Salem's Riverfront Carousel, then learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards, and then get in on the family fun at Enchanted Forest Theme Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salem tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Corvallis to Salem in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Portland

— 8 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Astoria Column (in Astoria), Mount Hood (in Hood River) and Bridal Veil Falls (in Corbett). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planning website.

Drive from Salem to Portland in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.