8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bend
— 1 night
Drive
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Eugene
— 1 night
Drive
3
Salem
— 1 night
Drive
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Beaverton
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Bend

— 1 night
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at High Desert Museum, then relax and float downstream with Ouzel Outfitters - Oregon & Idaho Rafting, and then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Todd Lake and then hone your skills at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bend road trip app.

New York City to Bend is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Bend due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Bend dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Eugene.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Eugene

— 1 night
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Willamette River and then stroll through Mt Pisgah.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Eugene journey planning site.

Drive from Bend to Eugene in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Eugene can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Eugene

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Salem

— 1 night
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gilbert House Children's Museum, then steep yourself in history at Bush House Museum, and then examine the collection at Willamette Heritage Center.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salem driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Eugene to Salem in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Salem are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Beaverton.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites

Beaverton

— 1 night
Beaverton is a city in Washington County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, then stroll around Cook Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Live Laugh Love Art, and finally look for gifts at Beaverton Farmers Market.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Beaverton trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Salem to Beaverton takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Beaverton can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Beaverton

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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 18th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Portland travel planner.

Portland is just a stone's throw from Beaverton. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from Beaverton in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

4.5
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.