43 days in Eugene, Cascades & Coast & Albany Itinerary

43 days in Eugene, Cascades & Coast & Albany Itinerary

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Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to McKenzie Bridge
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McKenzie Bridge
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Eugene
— 6 nights
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Florence
— 7 nights
Fly
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Albany
— 27 nights
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McKenzie Bridge — 2 nights

McKenzie Bridge is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States, on the McKenzie River and within Willamette National Forest. On the 4th (Tue), tee off at Tokatee Golf Club and then stroll through McKenzie River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Waldo Lake and then look and learn at Dee Wright Observatory.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the McKenzie Bridge trip maker site.

Massena to McKenzie Bridge is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Massena in October, plan for little chillier nights in McKenzie Bridge, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Eugene.
Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
Side Trips

Eugene — 6 nights

Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. Take a break from Eugene with a short trip to Willamette Hatchery in Oakridge, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascades Raptor Center, stroll around Alton Baker Park, learn about winemaking at King Estate Winery, and examine the collection at Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Eugene route builder tool.

Drive from McKenzie Bridge to Eugene in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Eugene when traveling from McKenzie Bridge in October, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.
Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Florence — 7 nights

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area in Reedsport--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, take in the pleasant sights at Strawberry Hill Wayside, examine the collection at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, and experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Eugene to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Albany.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Albany — 27 nights

Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Stockbridge (Chesterwood Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, &more), Cooperstown (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum & The Farmers' Museum) and Buck Hill Farms (in Jefferson). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, take an in-depth tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, get a sense of history and politics at New York State Capitol, and explore the galleries of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Florence to Albany by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Florence in October, Albany is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips