6 days in Oregon Itinerary

6 days in Oregon Itinerary

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6 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Newport
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Boise

1
day
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 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip planning website .

Boise to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Portland due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boise, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Columbia River Highway
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Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

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 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Full Sail Brewing Company, then examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Naked Winery Hood River Tasting Room.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hood River holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trip

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
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Full Sail Brewing Company ©
Full Sail Brewing Company

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get some cultural insight at Flavel House Museum and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Step off the beaten path and head to The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Astoria Oregon Riverwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach). It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Astoria route planner .

You can drive from Hood River to Astoria in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hood River in August, with highs in Astoria at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 18th (Sat), deepen your understanding at Hatfield Marine Science Center and then stroll through Nye Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner .

Getting from Astoria to Newport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Astoria in August: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatfield Marine Science Center ©
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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