8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Hood River
— 1 night
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Portland — 2 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 Portland to go to Bridal Veil and see Multnomah Falls, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, and trek along Forest Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Portland online driving holiday planner.

Salt Lake City to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Icefire Glassworks, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 2 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 17th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, and then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Newport trip planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.
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Hood River — 1 night

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River trip maker app.

Drive from Newport to Hood River in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Hood River, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Oregon travel guide

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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.
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