21 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon vacation maker
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Hood River
— 2 nights
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Bend
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Portland — 5 nights

City of Roses

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Salem's Riverfront Carousel (in Salem), Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Portland day trip planning site.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Portland is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get much colder in Portland: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hood River.
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Hood River — 2 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then do a tasting at Viento Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, then explore the activities along Trillium Lake, and then laugh and play at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Hood River, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Bend.
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Bend — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bend: Hoodoo Ski Area (in Sisters) and Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, explore the activities along Deschutes River, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bend online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Hood River to Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hood River in December since evenings lows in Bend dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coos Bay.
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Coos Bay — 2 nights

Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. On the 26th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park, admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, don't miss a visit to Circles in the Sand, then take in the exciting artwork at Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop, then experience rural life at Cranberry Sweets, and finally don't miss a visit to Steve Prefontaine Murals.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Coos Bay sightseeing website.

You can drive from Bend to Coos Bay in 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bend in December: high temperatures in Coos Bay hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 3 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Yachats coastline & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest) and Florence (Sandland Adventures & Heceta Head Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, look for gifts at The Kite Company, take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coos Bay to Newport in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albany.
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Albany — 1 night

Albany is the county seat of Linn County, and the 11th largest city in the State of Oregon. On the 31st (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Peavy Arboretum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Albany Antique Mall, then see the interesting displays at The Historic Carousel and Museum, and finally do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albany holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Albany takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Newport in December, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Albany. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Cannon Beach, stop by Bronze Coast Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Three Capes Scenic Drive.

To plan Cannon Beach vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Albany to Cannon Beach in 2.5 hours. In December in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Oregon travel guide

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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.
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