8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  8 h
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Hood River
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pittock Mansion and Columbia River Highway. Escape the urban bustle at Multnomah Falls and Sokol Blosser Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Natalies Estate Winery (in Newberg). There's more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books and take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

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

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, Portland is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Natalies Estate Winery, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery, Columbia River Highway, Multnomah Falls
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then stroll through Cannon Beach, and finally examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Astoria trip planner .

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Astoria hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

3
nights
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 10th (Wed): explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and then do a tasting at Marchesi Vineyards. On your second day here, examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then examine the collection at Fire Museum in City Hall, then hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, and finally admire the sheer force of Starvation Creek State Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hood River trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Astoria to Hood River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Astoria in July, you will find days in Hood River are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Dalles, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Starvation Creek State Park
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum ©

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