5 days in Oregon Itinerary

5 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon vacation planner

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Salem
— 1 day
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Newport
— 1 night
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Port Orford
— 1 night
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Gold Hill
— 1 night
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Cottage Grove
— 1 night
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Salem

— 1 day
Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): walk around Minto-Brown Island Park, then stroll around Bush's Pasture Park, and then learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salem road trip tool.

Redmond to Salem is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Redmond in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salem, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 10th (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with Marine Discovery Tours, then admire the majestic nature at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Agate Beach State Recreation Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Newport vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Salem to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Salem, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Orford.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Port Orford

— 1 night
Port Orford is a city in Curry County on the southern coast of Oregon, United States. To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Orford online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Port Orford takes 3.5 hours. In August in Port Orford, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 54°F at night. You will leave for Gold Hill on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Port Orford

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Gold Hill

— 1 night
Gold Hill is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, in the United States. On the 11th (Wed), take in the views from The Wimer Covered Bridge and then take a tour by water with King of the Rogue Outfitters.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Hill vacation site.

Traveling by car from Port Orford to Gold Hill takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Port Orford in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Gold Hill: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cottage Grove.

Things to do in Gold Hill

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Cottage Grove

— 1 night

Covered Bridge Capital of the Northwest

≈ Cottage Grove is a city in Lane County, Oregon, United States. On the 12th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fort Umpqua. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Willamette Hatchery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Spirit Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cottage Grove holiday maker site.

You can drive from Gold Hill to Cottage Grove in 2.5 hours. In August, Cottage Grove is a bit cooler than Gold Hill - with highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cottage Grove

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.