26 days in Oregon Itinerary

26 days in Oregon Itinerary

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26 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Gold Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Klamath Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Bend
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Hood River
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and make a trip to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Portland trip builder website .

Melbourne to Portland is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Portland. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Portland at 70°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Step out of Newport to go to Yachats and see Yachats coastline, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, look for gifts at Made in Oregon, and explore the striking landscape at Cape Foulweather.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Newport road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, Newport is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 58°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Yachats coastline
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats) and Shore Acres State Park (in Coos Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Sand Master Park, try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures, admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and get great views at Strawberry Hill Wayside.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gold Beach.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Shore Acres State Park, Tsunami Gallery
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

2
nights
Gold Beach

Gold Beach ©
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Prehistoric Gardens, then look for gifts at Gold Beach Books, then take a tour of The Mary D Hume, and finally don't miss a visit to Rogue River Bridge. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Otter Point State Recreation Site and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Arch Rock Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Beach holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Gold Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Klamath Falls.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Prehistoric Gardens ©
Prehistoric Gardens
Arch Rock Brewing Company ©
Arch Rock Brewing Company
Otter Point State Recreation Site ©
Otter Point State Recreation Site

3
nights
Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls is a city in and the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, United States. Step out of Klamath Falls to go to Ashland and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Badger Run Wildlife Rehab, play a few rounds at Running Y Ranch Golf Course, admire the masterpieces at The Favell Museum Native American Artifacts and Contemporary Western Art, and get engrossed in the history at Klamath County Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Klamath Falls day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Beach to Klamath Falls takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Gold Beach in May, Klamath Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in Klamath Falls

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Badger Run Wildlife Rehab ©
Badger Run Wildlife Rehab
Moore Park ©
Moore Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Sahalie and Koosah Falls (in Sisters). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of High Desert Museum, take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, walk around Drake Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bend trip site .

Traveling by car from Klamath Falls to Bend takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sahalie and Koosah Falls, 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

4
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hood River side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Maupin), Maryhill Museum of Art (in Goldendale) and Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, stroll through Mount Hood, hike along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, and sample the fine beverages at Hood River Distillers Tasting Room.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River online route planner .

Traveling by car from Bend to Hood River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hood River when traveling from Bend in June, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Maryhill Museum of Art, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
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