17 days in Oregon Itinerary

17 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Start: Auckland
Fly:  19 h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Bend
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Auckland

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Salem Railroad Station and then admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, then admire the striking features of Vista House, and then snap pictures at St. Johns Bridge.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Portland is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and tram. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, you will find days in Portland are much warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vista House, Oneonta Gorge, Salem Railroad Station
Highlights from your plan
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
St. Johns Bridge ©
St. Johns Bridge
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror Lake Trail, and then explore the activities along Trillium Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and then snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods.

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You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in September, expect nights in Hood River to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Trillium Lake, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Bridge of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Trillium Lake ©
Trillium Lake

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk and then explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Astoria online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Hood River to Astoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Astoria, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hug Point State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hike along Ocean to Bay Trail, engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, and finally don't miss a visit to Yaquina Bay Bridge. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Whale Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln City Glass Center, then cruise along Otter Crest Loop, and finally kick back and relax at Nye Beach.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Newport trip planner.

Getting from Astoria to Newport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in September, plan for slightly colder days in Newport, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Lincoln City Glass Center, Yachats coastline
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Otter Crest Loop ©
Otter Crest Loop

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): snap pictures at Siuslaw River Bridge, then have some family-friendly fun at Sandland Adventures, then immerse yourself in nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Darlingtonia State Natural Site, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, and finally cruise along Oregon Coast Hwy.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yachats, Oregon Coast Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park ©
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn

2
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Blanco Lighthouse, then admire the majestic nature at Cape Blanco State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bandon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Bandon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Bandon sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coos Bay, Port Orford
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): head off the coast to Wizard Island, then hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, then cruise along Rim Dr, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Bandon to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bandon in September, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island

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 14th (Mon), Head underground at Lava River Cave, then get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and then admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Sparks Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River, and then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend trip builder site.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Bend by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September; daily highs in Bend reach 26°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Sparks Lake ©
Sparks Lake
Deschutes River ©
Deschutes River

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