18 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge, Yellowstone National Park & Regent Itinerary

18 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge, Yellowstone National Park & Regent Itinerary

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Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Timberline Lodge
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 day
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Troutdale
— 2 nights
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The Dalles
— 3 nights
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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 10 nights
Drive
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Regent
— 2 nights
Drive to Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport, Fly to Des Moines International Airport

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Timberline Lodge

Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Kiyokawa Family Orchards and then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Timberline Lodge road trip website.

Des Moines to Timberline Lodge is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Des Moines to Timberline Lodge due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Des Moines in September: highs in Timberline Lodge hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Troutdale.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Troutdale

Troutdale is a city in Multnomah County, Oregon, U.S.A., north of Gresham and east of Wood Village. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a memorable excursion with Envi Adventures, contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, then take an in-depth tour of Sandy Area Historical Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, trek along Oneonta Gorge, and then admire the striking features of Vista House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Troutdale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Timberline Lodge to Troutdale takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Troutdale can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to The Dalles.

Things to do in Troutdale

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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The Dalles

The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, get outside with Big Winds, then see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and finally trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Dalles Murals, contemplate the waterfront views at Trillium Lake, then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, and finally examine the collection at Fire Museum in City Hall.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the The Dalles day trip website.

Traveling by car from Troutdale to The Dalles takes 1.5 hours. September in The Dalles sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in The Dalles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

10
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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park visit planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from The Dalles to Yellowstone National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from The Dalles to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from The Dalles in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Regent.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Regent

Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Petrified Wood Park, then see the interesting displays at Grand River Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Highway. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assumption Abbey.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Regent travel route planning app.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Regent in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Regent at 73°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Regent

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips