8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon route maker

Make it your trip
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Bend
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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Bend

— 1 night
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.
On the 17th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Des Chutes Historical Museum and then get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then look for gifts at Cowgirl Cash, then stop by Dudley's Bookshop Cafe, and finally hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bend trip maker tool.

Salt Lake City to Bend is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Bend is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect Bend to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Nye Beach, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, and then stop by The Chocolate Frog. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln City Glass Center, take an in-depth tour of Prehistoric, then shop like a local with Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Freed Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Newport attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bend to Newport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Newport when traveling from Bend in October, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Tillamook

— 1 night
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for gifts at Flamingo Jim's, kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside, then stop by Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company, then steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tillamook travel planner.

Drive from Newport to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newport to Tillamook. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Tillamook

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then experience rural life at Hood River Lavender Farms, and then get impressive views of Mount Hood. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, and then identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hood River trip site.

Drive from Tillamook to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

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 24th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, visit Pearl District, and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Portland online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

Oregon travel guide

4.5
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.