8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bandon
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Bend
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Hood River
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Appleton

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip planner .

Appleton to Cannon Beach is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, Fort Clatsop National Memorial
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

1
night
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, and finally take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yachats trip planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

1
night
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at West Coast Game Park Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandon State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally enjoy the sea views from Coquille River Lighthouse.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bandon trip planner.

Getting from Yachats to Bandon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Coquille River Lighthouse ©
Coquille River Lighthouse
West Coast Game Park Safari ©
West Coast Game Park Safari

1
day
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.
On the 17th (Mon), trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deschutes National Forest, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bend road trip website .

You can drive from Bandon to Bend in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bandon in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Bend. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and then get impressive views of Mount Hood.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Bend to Hood River in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bend in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hood River, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

1
night
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.
For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portland attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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