22 days in Oregon & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

22 days in Oregon & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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22 days in Oregon & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bend
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Columbia River Highway and Eastbank Esplanade. Get some cultural insight at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Sokol Blosser Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and identify plant and animal life at Hyland Forest Park.

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Amsterdam, Holland to Portland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Portland is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Hyland Forest Park, Columbia River Highway, Multnomah Falls, Sokol Blosser Winery, Camassia Natural Area
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Astoria road trip planner .

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Astoria is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Let the collections at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Little Zigzag Falls will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hood River: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Fire Museum in City Hall (in The Dalles). There's lots more to do: hike along Mitchell Point Trail, look for gifts at Art on Oak, and admire the majestic nature at Starvation Creek State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hood River trip itinerary site .

Drive from Astoria to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Astoria, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hood River, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Dalles, Little Zigzag Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Starvation Creek State Park
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Oregon Observatory. You'll explore and learn at High Desert Museum and Artists Gallery Sunriver. Step out of Bend with an excursion to Smith Rock State Park in Redmond--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Deschutes River, hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and explore the striking landscape at Balancing Rocks.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bend trip planner .

You can drive from Hood River to Bend in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hood River in August since evenings lows in Bend dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunriver, Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

7
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape of Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Getting from Bend to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bend to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bend in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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