8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip planner
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 1 night
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Astoria — 2 nights

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Ecola State Park, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, stroll through Astoria Column, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria online travel route builder.

Seattle to Astoria is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Portland — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner) and Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, hike along Forest Park, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Astoria to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Astoria, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hood River.
Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Side Trips

Hood River — 1 night

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

Planning Hood River trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Hood River sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

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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.