8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Bend

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend trip builder tool .

Los Angeles to Bend is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bend, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

1
night
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 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then do a tasting at Marchesi Vineyards.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hood River travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bend to Hood River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in July, expect nights in Hood River to be somewhat warmer, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get in touch with nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cannon Beach. Get some cultural insight at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience. Step out of Cannon Beach to go to Astoria and see Astoria Column, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Haystack Rock and immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip maker app .

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. When traveling from Hood River in July, plan for slightly colder days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then stop by Powell's City of Books, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then learn about winemaking at Remy Wines, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip site .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

McMinnville, Multnomah Falls, Sokol Blosser Winery
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

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