23 days in Oregon Itinerary

23 days in Oregon Itinerary

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23 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
bus + Fly + tram + bus:  11​h
1
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Bend
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): experience rural life at Hood River Lavender. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Draper Girls Country Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Little Zigzag Falls, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Hood River itinerary planner .

New York City to Hood River is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Hood River is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hood River, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Government Camp, Mt. Hood National Forest, Draper Girls Country Farm
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Trillium Lake ©
Trillium Lake
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Astoria Oregon Riverwalk. Visiting Oswald West State Park and Fort Clatsop National Memorial will get you outdoors. Step out of Astoria with an excursion to Hug Point State Park in Cannon Beach--about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum and look for gifts at Beach Books.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Astoria online holiday maker .

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Astoria, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Beach Books
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bayocean Peninsula County Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tillamook trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In September in Tillamook, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
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Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, then admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Newport trip planning tool .

Drive from Tillamook to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tillamook to Newport is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tillamook in September, plan for little chillier days in Newport, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Depoe Bay
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Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Get outdoors at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Explore hidden gems such as Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park and Siuslaw River Bridge. There's more to do: get interesting insight from Sandland Adventures and explore and take pictures at Oregon Route 38.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence attractions planner.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Reedsport
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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures

3
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Bandon State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Arago State Park and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Go for a jaunt from Bandon to Coos Bay to see Shore Acres State Park about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Game Park Safari.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bandon day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Florence to Bandon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bandon are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bandon

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Coos Bay, Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ©
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

2
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
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 15th (Sun): hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, admire the sheer force of Plaikni Falls, and then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, then admire the sheer force of Toketee Falls, and then head off the coast to Wizard Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bandon to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Bandon in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Deschutes National Forest and Deschutes Brewery. Escape the urban bustle at McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop and Tumalo Falls. Go for a jaunt from Bend to Sisters to see Sahalie and Koosah Falls about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drake Park, savor the flavors at Atlas Cider Co, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bend trip planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Bend by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September: high temperatures in Bend hover around 73°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Sisters
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Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Sahalie and Koosah Falls ©
Sahalie and Koosah Falls
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop ©
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop

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