18 days in Oregon Itinerary

18 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon travel route planner

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Hood River
— 3 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
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Newport
— 5 nights
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McMinnville
— 4 nights
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Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kids will enjoy Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mt. Hood National Forest. Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia River Highway will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Hood River with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hood River trip itinerary builder site.

Portland to Hood River is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hood River, with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 5 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Visit Haystack Rock and Manzanita Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cape Meares Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: International Police Museum (in Rockaway Beach) and Astoria (Astoria Column, Columbia River Maritime Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, and visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light.

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Traveling by car from Hood River to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 42°F in Cannon Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport

— 5 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lincoln City Glass Center and Heceta Head Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats) and Florence (Heceta Beach & Sand Master Park - Sandboarding). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, pick up some local products at Newport Farmer's Market, look for gifts at The Chocolate Frog, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Newport online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Newport, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to McMinnville.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

McMinnville

— 4 nights
McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Get some historical perspective at The Oregon Garden and Eastbank Esplanade. Get some cultural insight at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Get out of town with these interesting McMinnville side-trips: The Gordon House (in Silverton), Portland (Pittock Mansion, Powell's City of Books, &more) and Bush's Pasture Park (in Salem). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, indulge your taste buds at Sokol Blosser Winery, learn about winemaking at Soter Vineyards, and relax in the rural setting at Red Ridge Farms.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the McMinnville day trip site.

Traveling by car from Newport to McMinnville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in McMinnville are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in McMinnville

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.