17 days in Oregon Itinerary

17 days in Oregon Itinerary

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17 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bend
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Knoxville

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Full Sail Brewing Company.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hood River tour planner.

Knoxville to Hood River is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Knoxville to Hood River. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Knoxville in August: high temperatures in Hood River hover around 81°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Marchesi Vineyards ©
Marchesi Vineyards

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get some cultural insight at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Flavel House Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lightship Columbia and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Hug Point State Park). There's still lots to do: work some fitness into your day at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column, and see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Astoria day trip site .

Traveling by car from Hood River to Astoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hood River in August: high temperatures in Astoria hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park, then kick back and relax at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kilchis Point Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take a peaceful walk through Bayocean Peninsula County Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Tillamook trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Astoria to Tillamook is 1 hour. August in Tillamook sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzanita, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Kilchis Point Reserve, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Spas & Wellness
Kilchis Point Reserve ©
Kilchis Point Reserve

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.
You'll explore and learn at Lincoln City Glass Center and 101 Coastal Creations. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Gleneden Beach State Park and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Yachats coastline (in Yachats), Drift Creek Falls Trail (in Otis) and Lincoln City (Prehistoric & Read's Homemade Candy). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Otter Crest Loop, snap pictures at Yaquina Bay Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newport online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Tillamook to Newport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Tillamook, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach State Park, Yachats coastline, Drift Creek Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Prehistoric ©
Prehistoric
Yaquina Bay Bridge ©
Yaquina Bay Bridge

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): trek along Hobbit Trail, admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and then putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Umpqua River Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, Umpqua River Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park ©
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): hike along Sun Notch Trail, then hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, then cruise along Rim Dr, and finally trek along Watchman Peak. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip site .

Drive from Florence to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Florence in August, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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.
On the 21st (Wed), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get a taste of the local shopping with The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, then take a stroll through City of Sisters, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deschutes National Forest. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave, trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, then take a peaceful walk through Shevlin Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bend trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Bend by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August; daily highs in Bend reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, City of Sisters
Highlights from your plan
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
City of Sisters ©
City of Sisters
Shevlin Park ©
Shevlin Park

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