8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: San Bernardino
Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Newport
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: San Bernardino

1
day
Newport

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 16th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

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San Bernardino to Newport is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. Traveling from San Bernardino in May, you will find days in Newport are much colder (58°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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 17th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Beach Books, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Astoria travel app .

You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Beach Books
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Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Beach Books ©
Beach Books

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Astoria in May: highs in Portland hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Highway, Multnomah Falls
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Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, view the masterpieces at Art on Oak, and then trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River sightseeing site .

You can take a bus from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Hood River sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
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Art on Oak ©
Art on Oak

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