5 days in Oregon Itinerary

5 days in Oregon Itinerary

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5 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Bakersfield
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Bakersfield

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then learn about winemaking at Marchesi Vineyards, then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Art on Oak.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hood River travel itinerary planner .

Bakersfield to Hood River is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bakersfield in August, things will get little chillier in Hood River: highs are around 81°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
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Marchesi Vineyards ©
Marchesi Vineyards

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria trip itinerary builder 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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hood River in September since evenings lows in Astoria dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside Inverted Experience, Manzanita Beach, Haystack Rock
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Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Lake Oswego Preservation Society, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portland journey builder site .

Getting from Astoria to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Astoria in September, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Oswego Preservation Society, Columbia River Highway
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Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

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