32 days in Oregon Itinerary

32 days in Oregon Itinerary

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32 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Silverton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Newport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bandon
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Timberline Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

8
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pittock Mansion and Eastbank Esplanade. Escape the urban bustle at Multnomah Falls and Portland Timbers. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Oxbow Regional Park (in Gresham). Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, stroll through Oregon Zoo, contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, and trek along Forest Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland online day trip planner .

Minneapolis to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In October, Portland is a bit warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Ermatinger House, Helvetia Vineyards & Winery, Oxbow Regional Park, Oneonta Gorge
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Haystack Rock and Manzanita Beach. Get some historical perspective at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cape Meares Lighthouse. Take a break from Cannon Beach with a short trip to International Police Museum in Rockaway Beach, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cannon Beach, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light, and stop by Beach Books.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beach Books, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Manzanita Beach, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, International Police Museum
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
Silverton

Silverton ©
Silverton is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Silver Falls State Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then take in the views from Gallon House Bridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Oregon Garden. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Bush's Pasture Park.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Silverton itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Silverton takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Silverton

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery, Bush's Pasture Park
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Oregon Garden ©
Oregon Garden
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

4
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Visit Nye Beach and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Yachats coastline (in Yachats) and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (in Pacific City). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Newport online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Silverton to Newport takes 2 hours. When traveling from Silverton in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Yachats, The Chocolate Frog, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Visiting Heceta Beach and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area will get you outdoors. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures, and have fun at Sand Master Park.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online trip planner .

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascades Raptor Center, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding
Cascades Raptor Center ©
Cascades Raptor Center

4
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Relax by the water at Lone Ranch Beach and Ophir Beach. Get in touch with nature at Shore Acres State Park and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Blanco Lighthouse in Port Orford (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, look for gifts at Langlois Market, kick back and relax at Coquille Point, and steep yourself in history at Coquille River Lighthouse.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bandon trip builder app .

You can drive from Florence to Bandon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bandon are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ophir Beach, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Lone Ranch Beach, Langlois Market, Shore Acres State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ©
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

4
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.
Get outdoors at Crater Lake National Park and Garfield Peak. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Crater Lake National Park: Rogue Creamery (in Central Point), Ashland (Oregon Shakespeare Festival & Lithia Park) and Rogue River (in Medford). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island and steep yourself in history at Rim Village Visitor Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Bandon to Crater Lake National Park takes 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 October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Ashland, Rogue River, Rogue Creamery
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Oregon Shakespeare Festival ©
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak

2
nights
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Timberline Lodge journey planning site .

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Timberline Lodge by car takes about 4.5 hours. In November in Timberline Lodge, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
Highlights from your plan

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