18 days in Oregon & San Francisco Itinerary

18 days in Oregon & San Francisco Itinerary

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18 days in Oregon & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Bandon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hood River
— 3 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Calgary

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.
Visiting Deschutes National Forest and Sahalie and Koosah Falls will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lava River Cave and Balancing Rocks. Change things up with a short trip to Artists Gallery Sunriver in Sunriver (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bend travel tool .

Calgary, Canada to Bend is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Bend is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Calgary in September, expect nights in Bend to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Artists Gallery Sunriver, Sahalie and Koosah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©

1
night
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 13th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Cape Blanco Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Coquille River Lighthouse, and then explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Face Rock Creamery, tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bullards Beach State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bandon trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Bend to Bandon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bend in September, you will find days in Bandon are little chillier (23°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bandon

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trip

Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Bullards Beach State Park ©
Bullards Beach State Park

2
nights
Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore and take pictures at Otter Crest Loop, and then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Nye Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport holiday maker app .

You can drive from Bandon to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Newport are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Yachats, Depoe Bay
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn

1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, then trek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, and finally kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tillamook journey site .

Drive from Newport to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newport to Tillamook is 1 hour. September in Tillamook sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get outdoors at Manzanita Beach and Hug Point State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Seaside Inverted Experience. When in Astoria, make a side trip to see Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, approximately 38 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Astoria journey maker website .

Drive from Tillamook to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Visiting Rowena Crest Viewpoint and Starvation Creek State Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Little Zigzag Falls and Tamanawas Falls Trail. Go for a jaunt from Hood River to Welches to see Wildwood Recreation Site about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, explore and take pictures at Draper Girls Country Farm, contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River, and walk around Panorama Point County Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hood River trip tool .

Getting from Astoria to Hood River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Starvation Creek State Park, Draper Girls Country Farm, Rowena Crest Viewpoint, Little Zigzag Falls, Wildwood Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip tool .

Getting from Hood River to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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