7 days in Oregon Itinerary

7 days in Oregon Itinerary

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— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Hood River
— 1 night


Portland — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Multnomah Falls and Volcano Lands - Private Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner), Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem) and Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, stop by Powell's City of Books, and see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

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Dallas to Portland is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Portland. In May, Portland is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Astoria.
Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors
Side Trips

Astoria — 2 nights

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

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Drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hood River.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Hood River — 1 night

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Traveling by car from Astoria to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip

Oregon travel guide

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.