17 days in Oregon Itinerary

17 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, Drive to Ashland
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Ashland
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Ashland

— 1 night
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. On the 16th (Sun), explore the activities along Rogue River, stop by Rogue Creamery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally walk around Lithia Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ashland online tour itinerary planner.

Washington to Ashland is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Ashland is minus 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ashland can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
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 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Ashland to Crater Lake National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Crater Lake National Park can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
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Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Yachats coastline & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest), Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence) and Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, deepen your understanding at Hatfield Marine Science Center, stroll around Whale Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Newport takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in May: highs in Newport hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Haystack Rock, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, and stop by Beach Books.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Astoria trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Astoria, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll around Port Marina Park, then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam, and then snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hood River tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Astoria to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Portland

— 6 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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner), Salem (Adelman Peony Gardens & Schreiner's Iris Gardens) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, get outside with Portland Timbers, stop by Powell's City of Books, and see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

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Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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.