8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Trip Planner

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Fly
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Cascade Locks
— 1 night
Drive
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lincoln City
— 1 night
Bus to Portland, Fly to Newark

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Portland

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 9th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Vista House.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portland sightseeing planning tool.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Portland is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Portland when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

1
night
Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then trek along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and then do a tasting at Marchesi Vineyards.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cascade Locks trip maker app.

You can drive from Portland to Cascade Locks in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

2
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Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, then examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria online attractions planner.

You can drive from Cascade Locks to Astoria in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Cascade Locks, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

1
night
Lincoln City

Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Prehistoric, then get engrossed in the history at North Lincoln County Historical Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lincoln City travel route builder site.

You can drive from Astoria to Lincoln City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Astoria in July: high temperatures in Lincoln City hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks · Museums · Nature · 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.