23 days in Oregon Itinerary

23 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon planner

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Portland
— 4 nights
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Willamette River Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Bridal Veil Falls and Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Angels Rest Trail (in Bridal Veil), Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Washougal) and Latourell Falls (in Corbett). The adventure continues: walk around Hoyt Arboretum, explore and take pictures at Wintler Community Park, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary builder.

Brisbane, Australia to Portland is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Portland. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Hood and Beacon Rock State Park. Get outdoors at Beacon Rock and Rowena Crest Viewpoint. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Eagle Creek Trail (in Cascade Locks) and Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tom McCall Nature Preserve, get outside with Lost Lake Resort, immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hood River tour planner.

Getting from Portland to Hood River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in September, expect nights in Hood River to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore hidden gems such as Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area and Astoria Oregon Riverwalk. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Disappointment State Park and Haystack Rock. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach) and Seaside Beach (in Seaside). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, make a trip to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seafarers' Park, and hike along Cathedral Tree Trail.

Discover how to plan a Astoria trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Astoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Astoria, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 12th (Sat), kick back and relax at Nye Beach, then pick up some new knowledge with Oregon Coast Glassworks, then kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Agate Beach State Recreation Site. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roads End State Recreation Site, then step off the mainland to explore Proposal Rock, and finally kick back and relax at Gleneden Beach State Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Newport trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Astoria in September: highs in Newport hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Sandland Adventures and Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint. Escape the urban bustle at Thor's Well and Ocean Dunes Golf Links. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Yachats to see Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach, examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, and walk around South Jetty County Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip maker.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, then get impressive views of Mount Scott, and then hike along Sun Notch Trail. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of National Creek Falls, take a memorable drive along Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, then identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, and finally trek along Annie Creek Canyon.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Crater Lake National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Florence in September, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hosmer Lake and Tumalo State Park. Get outdoors at Todd Lake and Smith Rock State Park. When in Bend, make a side trip to see Steelhead Falls in Crooked River Ranch, approximately Crooked River Ranch away. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a peaceful walk through Shevlin Park, walk around Drake Park, and take in the awesome beauty at South Sister.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bend road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September: high temperatures in Bend hover around 26°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.