8 days in McMinnville & Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

8 days in McMinnville & Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

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McMinnville
— 3 nights
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
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Hood River
— 3 nights
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McMinnville — 3 nights

McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting McMinnville side-trips: Cannon Beach (Oswald West State Park & Ecola State Park) and Tillamook (Tillamook Air Museum & Cape Lookout State Park). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, do a tasting at Domaine Serene, look for gifts at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, and indulge your senses at Cellar Door Wine Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the McMinnville tour builder site.

Tucson to McMinnville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tucson to McMinnville due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tucson in October, plan for colder days in McMinnville, with highs around 66°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Timberline Lodge.
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Timberline Lodge — 1 night

Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Mt. Hood Meadows, relax in the rural setting at Kiyokawa Family Orchards, and then take in the awesome beauty at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Timberline Lodge online itinerary planner.

Drive from McMinnville to Timberline Lodge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hood River.
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Hood River — 3 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Hood River: Trillium Lake (in Government Camp), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mount Hood, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hood River trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Timberline Lodge to Hood River in 1.5 hours. October in Hood River sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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