23 days in Oregon Itinerary

23 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip planner

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Portland
— 4 nights
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Hood River
— 4 nights
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Bandon
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 4 nights
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Astoria
— 4 nights
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Portland

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and trek along Forest Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Portland. In March, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River

— 4 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hood River: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, take in the views from Bridge of the Gods, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hood River tour builder tool.

Getting from Portland to Hood River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Portland in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tam McArthur Rim Trail (in Sisters) and Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, stroll through Deschutes River Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, and hike along Shevlin Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bend online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hood River to Bend in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in March, Bend is slightly colder at night with lows of 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bandon

— 3 nights
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Get out of town with these interesting Bandon side-trips: Coos Bay (Cape Arago State Park & Shore Acres State Park) and Oregon Route 38 (in Reedsport). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point, tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandon State Park.

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Getting from Bend to Bandon by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bend in March since evenings lows in Bandon dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Newport

— 4 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Florence (Heceta Beach, Sandland Adventures, &more) and Yachats (Devil's Churn, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bandon to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Newport sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Astoria

— 4 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park, Haystack Rock, &more) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Astoria tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Astoria are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.