7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
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Portland
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Bridal Veil
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Portland

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, stop by Powell's City of Books, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portland trip maker app .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airport is Portland International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bridal Veil.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

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Bridal Veil

Bridal Veil ©
Bridal Veil is a virtual ghost town located in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Crown Point State Scenic Corridor and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bridal Veil trip builder tool .

Drive from Portland to Bridal Veil in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. In October in Bridal Veil, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salem.

Things to do in Bridal Veil

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
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Crown Point State Scenic Corridor ©
Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Salem trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Bridal Veil to Salem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Salem are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Carlton Winemakers Studio, Sokol Blosser Winery
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Carlton Winemakers Studio ©
Carlton Winemakers Studio

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Bend

Bend ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Artists Gallery Sunriver and then learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bend trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Salem to Bend takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Salem in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bend, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Artists Gallery Sunriver
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Artists Gallery Sunriver ©
Artists Gallery Sunriver

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Getting from Bend to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Crater Lake National Park is a bit warmer than Bend - with highs of 25°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): shop like a local with Wave Gallery, take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yachats tour planner .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Yachats takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yachats, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Heceta Head Lighthouse
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Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cannon Beach tour planner .

You can drive from Yachats to Cannon Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In October in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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