18 days in Oregon Itinerary

18 days in Oregon Itinerary

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18 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Albany
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  12​h
1
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Tram + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Hood River
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Portland
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Albany

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Columbia River Maritime Museum and Cape Meares Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Step out of Cannon Beach with an excursion to Astoria Column in Astoria--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, savor the flavors at Seaside Candyman, make a trip to Turnaround at Seaside, and admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach sightseeing planner.

Albany to Cannon Beach is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Albany to Cannon Beach, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Albany in August: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around 70°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Astoria, Cape Meares Lighthouse
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
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.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Crater Lake National Park using our trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Get in touch with nature at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Let the collections at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Hood and look for gifts at Apple Valley Country Store.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Hood River takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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7
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Pittock Mansion. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eastbank Esplanade and Oregon Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Washougal), Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity) and Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, hike along Columbia River Highway, and learn about winemaking at Carlton Winemakers Studio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip website .

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 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Silverton, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, Columbia River Highway, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

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