8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
Bandon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bend
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Madison

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night
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, contemplate the long history of Coquille River Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Coquille Point, then immerse yourself in nature at Bandon State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bandon attractions planner.

Madison to Bandon is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Madison to Bandon. When traveling from Madison in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bandon: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Coquille River Lighthouse ©
Coquille River Lighthouse

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then trek along Hobbit Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and finally putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence route tool .

Getting from Bandon to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Thor's Well
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Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures

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night
Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 13th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Newport itinerary planner .

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Newport sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 14th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach road trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Nature Parks Beaches
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Tillamook Rock Light ©
Tillamook Rock Light

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then get impressive views of Mount Hood.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hood River vacation planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Hood River are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

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nights
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 16th (Thu): stroll through Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then fly down the slopes at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bend day trip planner .

Drive from Hood River to Bend in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 40°F in Bend. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery ©

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