6 days in Oregon Itinerary

6 days in Oregon Itinerary

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6 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  5​h
1
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Sacramento

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Art on Oak.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River attractions planning tool .

Sacramento to Hood River is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sacramento in April, things will get little chillier in Hood River: highs are around 58°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
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2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seaside Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally stroll through Astoria Column.

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Drive from Hood River to Astoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Astoria sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Aquarium
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then stroll around Laurelhurst Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

Getting from Astoria to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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