25 days in Oregon Itinerary

25 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon attractions planner

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

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Peter Skene Ogden State Park (in Terrebonne) and Redmond (Smith Rock State Park & Tumalo Mountain). The adventure continues: examine the collection at High Desert Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Deschutes River Trail, stroll around Sam Johnson Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deschutes National Forest.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend vacation planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Bend is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Bend is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Bend to be colder, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bandon: Coos Bay (Cape Arago State Park & Shore Acres State Park) and Oregon Route 38 (in Reedsport). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point, tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and stroll through Bandon State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bandon road trip planning website.

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. Traveling from Bend in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Bandon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 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 Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Yachats coastline), Lincoln City (Lincoln City Glass Center & Freed Gallery) and Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and stop by Made in Oregon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Newport online vacation planner.

You can drive from Bandon to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park, Haystack Rock, &more) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column, snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, and look for gifts at Beach Books.

Find out how to plan Astoria trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Astoria, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore Hood River's surroundings by going to Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl (in Government Camp) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, get impressive views of Mount Hood, and explore and take pictures at Hood River County Fruit Loop.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hood River trip itinerary app.

Drive from Astoria to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Hood River are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Portland

— 7 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 Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, make a trip to Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Museums · 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.