32 days in Oregon & Alabama Itinerary

32 days in Oregon & Alabama Itinerary

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32 days in Oregon & Alabama Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Redmond
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hood River
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Portland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Yachats
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Medford
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Huntsville


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4
nights
Redmond

Redmond ©
Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Redmond side-trips: Sisters (McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop & Sahalie and Koosah Falls), Oregon Observatory (in Sunriver) and Bend (High Desert Museum & Atlas Cider Co). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, walk around Drake Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Deschutes Brewery, and take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Redmond online road trip planner .

Huntsville to Redmond is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Huntsville in August since evenings lows in Redmond dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Redmond

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bend, Sisters, Oregon Observatory
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

4
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), The Dalles Murals (in The Dalles) and Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, explore the striking landscape of Mt. Hood National Forest, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hood, and admire all the interesting features of Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hood River driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Redmond to Hood River takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Redmond, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Hood River, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, The Dalles, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mt. Hood National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

5
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: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portland trip maker website .

You can take a bus from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria Column, Flavel House Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and look for gifts at Seaside Candyman.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach holiday planner.

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get little chillier in Cannon Beach: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

3
nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Florence (Sand Master Park & Sandland Adventures) and Newport (Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Yaquina Bay Bridge, & more). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yachats driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yachats, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medford.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Newport, Florence
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

4
nights
Medford

Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medford: Grants Pass (The Glass Forge & Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center) and Crater Lake National Park (Crater Lake National Park & Rim Dr). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, look for gifts at Rogue Creamery, and trek along Natural Bridge Loop.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Medford route planning site .

Drive from Yachats to Medford in 4 hours. Traveling from Yachats in September, you will find days in Medford are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Medford

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ashland, Crater Lake National Park, Grants Pass, Rogue Creamery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Lithia Park ©
Lithia Park

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue & Fairhope Municipal Pier), Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore). And it doesn't end there: step aboard Battleship USS ALABAMA, stop by Fairhope Roasting Company, contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and browse the exhibits of Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mobile attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Medford to Mobile. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Medford in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mobile, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Dauphin Island, Confederate Rest Cemetery, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Fairhope Avenue ©
Fairhope Avenue

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Step out of Orange Beach to go to Summerdale and see Alligator Alley, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orange Beach vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Alligator Alley, Holmes Medical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

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