8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip itinerary builder

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Hood River
— 1 night
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Hood River

— 1 night
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River trip itinerary builder website.

Louisville to Hood River is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Louisville to Hood River due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in July, things will get a bit cooler in Hood River: highs are around 79°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Columbia River Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Astoria Column in Astoria (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light, and look for gifts at Seaside Candyman.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Getting from Hood River to Cannon Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in July, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): get outside with Portland Timbers, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 59°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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.