16 days in Oregon Itinerary

16 days in Oregon Itinerary

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16 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pacific City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bend
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Atlanta

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.
You've now added Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum to your itinerary. On the 31st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and then get impressive views of Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Wahclella Falls, trek along Powell Butte Nature Park, and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portland online journey planner .

Atlanta to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Portland, with lows of 60°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Powell Butte Nature Park ©
Powell Butte Nature Park
Wahclella Falls ©
Wahclella Falls

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Take a break from the city and head to Astoria Oregon Riverwalk and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lightship Columbia and Seaside Inverted Experience. Change things up with a short trip to Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column and contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Astoria planning app .

Getting from Portland to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portland in September, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Pacific City.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haystack Rock, Seaside Inverted Experience
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

1
night
Pacific City

Pacific City ©
Pacific City is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park, then step off the mainland to explore Proposal Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bob Straub State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pacific City trip planner .

You can drive from Astoria to Pacific City in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Pacific City

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Proposal Rock, Cape Lookout State Park
Highlights from your plan
Proposal Rock ©
Proposal Rock
Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park
Bob Straub State Park ©
Bob Straub State Park

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Foulweather, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Agate Beach State Recreation Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary, then immerse yourself in nature at South Beach State Park, and then trek along Hobbit Trail.

Plan trip to Newport with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Pacific City to Newport in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Pacific City in September, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hobbit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Cape Foulweather ©
Cape Foulweather
South Beach State Park ©
South Beach State Park
Agate Beach State Recreation Site ©

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cleetwood Cove Trail and Garfield Peak. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Scott and Umpqua National Forest. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Crater Lake National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak and hike along Sun Notch Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Crater Lake National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Newport in September, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Umpqua National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Mount Scott ©
Mount Scott

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Hosmer Lake. Visiting Salt Creek Falls and Deschutes River Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: walk around Shevlin Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Balancing Rocks, sample the tasty concoctions at Atlas Cider Co, and take in the awesome beauty at South Sister.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend trip planner .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bend: highs are around 73°F and lows about 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to The Dalles.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Salt Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Hosmer Lake ©
Hosmer Lake
Shevlin Park ©
Shevlin Park
Salt Creek Falls ©
Salt Creek Falls

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