27 days in Oregon & Houston Itinerary

27 days in Oregon & Houston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Portland
— 3 nights
2
Hood River
— 2 nights
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
4
Depoe Bay
— 2 nights
5
Florence
— 2 nights
6
Bandon
— 2 nights
7
Brookings
— 2 nights
8
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
9
Bend
— 5 nights
10
Houston
— 5 nights

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Willamette Valley and Oneonta Gorge. Cape Meares Lighthouse and Bush's Pasture Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Salem (Oregon State Capitol & Enchanted Forest Theme Park), Corbett (Latourell Falls & Bridal Veil Falls) and Wahkeena Falls (in Troutdale). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, walk around Laurelhurst Park, hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Willamette River Trail.

Planning Portland trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Portland. August in Portland sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Salem, Tillamook, Corbett, Willamette River Trail, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Wahkeena Falls ©
Wahkeena Falls
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest

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 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, fly down the slopes at Mount Hood, thenexplore the activities along Trillium Lake, and finally hike along Mirror Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, thensee human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, thenidentify plant and animal life at Bonneville Hatchery, and finally hike along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hood River trip app.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Trillium Lake
Highlights from your plan
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Trillium Lake ©
Trillium Lake

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, thenenjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia, and finally make a trip to Goonies House. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, thenadmire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, thenkick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria trip planner.

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 August, expect Astoria to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Depoe Bay.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Manzanita Beach, Seaside Beach, Nehalem Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

2
nights
Depoe Bay

Depoe Bay ©
Depoe Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, located on U.S. On the 18th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, immerse yourself in nature at South Beach State Park, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Seal Rock State Wayside, and finally take in the views from Yaquina Bay Bridge. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Beverly Beach State Park, take a memorable drive along Otter Crest Loop, thenview the masterpieces at The Sparks Gallery, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Boiler Bay State Wayside.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Depoe Bay online travel route planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Depoe Bay in 3 hours. Traveling from Astoria in August, you will find days in Depoe Bay are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Depoe Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Newport, Seal Rock State Wayside, Beverly Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Darlingtonia State Natural Site, trek along Hobbit Trail, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, and finally take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, don't miss a visit to Siuslaw River Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, thenidentify plant and animal life at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, and finally enjoy the sea views from Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Depoe Bay to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Highlights from your plan
Darlingtonia State Natural Site ©
Darlingtonia State Natural Site
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

2
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. On the 22nd (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Bullards Beach State Park, thentee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, thenstop by Face Rock Creamery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Watson Falls, admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bandon trip itinerary website.

Getting from Florence to Bandon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Bandon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Bandon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coos Bay, Watson Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bullards Beach State Park ©
Bullards Beach State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park

2
nights
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Rogue River Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Otter Point State Recreation Site, thenstroll around Azalea Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Alfred A Loeb State Park. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lone Ranch Beach, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Harris Beach State Park, and finally cruise along Welcome to California.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brookings trip planner.

You can drive from Bandon to Brookings in 2 hours. August in Brookings sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Gold Beach
Highlights from your plan
Otter Point State Recreation Site ©
Otter Point State Recreation Site
Harris Beach State Park ©
Harris Beach State Park
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Rim Dr, trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, thenhead off the coast to Wizard Island, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnacles Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Brookings to Crater Lake National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from Brookings in August, plan for much warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tumalo Falls and Lava River Cave. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dee Wright Observatory and Oregon Observatory. Explore Bend's surroundings by going to Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Todd Lake, explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest, explore the landscape on two wheels at Trail to Benham Falls, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bend trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bend: highs are around °F and lows about °F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Houston.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sisters, Sunriver, Dee Wright Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Trail to Benham Falls ©
Trail to Benham Falls
Deschutes National  Forest
Deschutes National Forest
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

5
nights
Houston

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Water Wall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glenwood Cemetery and Galveston Railroad Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: La Porte (Battleship Texas State Historic Site & San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site), That Escape Place (in Spring) and Galveston (East End Historic District, 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, identify plant and animal life at Crocodile Encounter, explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection, and immerse yourself in nature at Brazos Bend State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Bend to Houston takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend to Houston, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bend, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Houston, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galveston, La Porte, Lake Jackson, Spring, The Woodlands Children's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park

Similar Plans

28 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 31 days in Houston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Houston & Connecticut BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 31 days in North Carolina Mountains, Northeast Georgia Mountains & Houston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans