35 days in Oregon Itinerary

35 days in Oregon Itinerary

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35 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  8​h
1
Portland
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bandon
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bend
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Columbus

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Multnomah Falls and Forest Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem) and Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity). Dedicate the 16th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland tour planner .

Columbus to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Columbus to Portland. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbus in March; daily highs in Portland reach 57°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls, Oregon City Golf Club, Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Silver Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mount Hood. Go for a jaunt from Hood River to Cascade Locks to see Oneonta Gorge about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River route builder tool .

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Portland in March, plan for slightly colder days in Hood River, with highs around 52°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Manzanita Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Astoria (Young River Falls, Astoria Column, & more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, contemplate the long history of Lewis & Clark Salt Works, look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery, and stroll through Cannon Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Hood River to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Lewis & Clark Salt Works, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

5
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Take a break from the city and head to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Nye Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City), Yachats coastline (in Yachats) and Florence (Sand Master Park & Heceta Beach). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, stop by The Chocolate Frog, meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and immerse yourself in nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Newport online vacation planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Newport, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Florence, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, The Chocolate Frog, Lincoln City Glass Center
Highlights from your plan

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. Get outdoors at Shore Acres State Park and Lone Ranch Beach. Take a break from Bandon with a short trip to Curry Historical Museum in Gold Beach, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point, tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and admire the majestic nature at Bandon State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bandon trip planner .

Drive from Newport to Bandon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lone Ranch Beach, Shore Acres State Park, Curry Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ©
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Crater Lake National Park and Wizard Island. Step out of Crater Lake National Park to go to Chiloquin and see Collier Memorial State Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Garfield Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, and steep yourself in history at Rim Village Visitor Center.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bandon to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Bandon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Collier Memorial State Park, Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak
Collier Memorial State Park ©
Collier Memorial State Park

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Smith Rock State Park and Tumalo Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bend: McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop (in Sisters) and Crooked River Scenic Drive (in Prineville). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum, explore the activities along Deschutes River, delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Trail to Benham Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bend visit app .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in April: high temperatures in Bend hover around 58°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Redmond, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, Crooked River Scenic Drive, Trail to Benham Falls
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

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