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 Cannon 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 lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light, and look for gifts at Beach Books.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip builder.

You can drive from Hood River to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hood River in November since evenings lows in Cannon Beach dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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 Nye Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Heceta Head Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats), Florence (Heceta Beach & Sand Master Park - Sandboarding) and Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, admire the majestic nature at Seal Rock State Wayside, and pick up some local products at Newport Farmer's Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Newport visit planning app.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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 St. Mary's Catholic Church. Get some cultural insight at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Eastbank Esplanade. Get out of town with these interesting McMinnville side-trips: Portland (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Pittock Mansion, &more), Bush's Pasture Park (in Salem) and The Gordon House (in Silverton). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Red Ridge Farms and appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the McMinnville route site.

Getting from Newport to McMinnville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in McMinnville

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

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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.