38 days in Oregon Itinerary

38 days in Oregon Itinerary

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38 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Astoria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tillamook
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Newport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Crater Lake National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Bend
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Silver Falls State Park and Willamette Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner), The Gordon House (in Silverton) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). Dedicate the 22nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll through Laurelhurst Park, and meet the residents at Oregon Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland online trip builder .

Salt Lake City to Portland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Portland sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Silverton, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Willamette Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley

4
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Hood and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hood River side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Trillium Lake (in Government Camp). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, do a tasting at Marchesi Vineyards, and see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hood River trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Trillium Lake, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

4
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Astoria-Megler Bridge and Flavel House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park, & more) and Turnaround at Seaside (in Seaside). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. And it doesn't end there: trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, look for gifts at Beach Books, and examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Astoria day trip app .

Getting from Hood River to Astoria by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Astoria, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

3
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Meares Lighthouse and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Tillamook: Nehalem Bay State Park (in Nehalem), Manzanita (Manzanita Beach & Cloud and Leaf Bookstore) and Kelly's Brighton Marina (in Rockaway Beach). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Nevor Shellfish Farm, get some fabulous bargains at The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet, and kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tillamook trip itinerary site .

Drive from Astoria to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Astoria to Tillamook is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manzanita, Rockaway Beach, The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet, Nehalem Bay State Park, Kilchis Point Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yachats coastline and Nye Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Smelt Sands State Park (in Yachats) and Lincoln City (Lincoln City Glass Center & Prehistoric). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, make a trip to Boiler Bay State Wayside, snap pictures at Yaquina Bay Bridge, and take a memorable drive along Otter Crest Loop.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Newport day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tillamook to Newport is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Yachats, Lincoln City
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Otter Crest Loop ©
Otter Crest Loop
Yaquina Bay Bridge ©
Yaquina Bay Bridge

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sandland Adventures and Devil's Churn. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Earthworks Gallery, & more). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Siuslaw River Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, make a trip to Strawberry Hill Wayside, and trek along Hobbit Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures

3
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Step off the beaten path and head to Shore Acres State Park and Coquille River Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bandon: Cape Blanco Lighthouse (in Port Orford) and Coos Bay (Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, Cape Arago State Park, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, look for gifts at Face Rock Creamery, immerse yourself in nature at Bullards Beach State Park, and view the masterpieces at Second Street Gallery.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Bandon online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Bandon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bandon can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bandon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coos Bay, Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rim Dr and Cleetwood Cove Trail. Step out of Crater Lake National Park with an excursion to Natural Bridge Viewpoint in Prospect--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Crater Lake National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Sun Notch Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Whitehorse Falls, identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, and head off the coast to Wizard Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park visit planning app .

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. Traveling from Bandon in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Crater Lake National Park, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Prospect
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Hosmer Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Peter Skene Ogden State Park (in Terrebonne), Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River). There's lots more to do: hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, take a stroll through City of Sisters, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get engrossed in the history at Des Chutes Historical Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bend planner .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in November; daily highs in Bend reach 48°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Smith Rock State Park, Dee Wright Observatory, Peter Skene Ogden State Park, City of Sisters
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Hosmer Lake ©
Hosmer Lake

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