8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Fort Myers, Florida
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
End: Fort Myers, Florida

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, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Portland holiday maker website .

Fort Myers to Portland is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Myers in September, expect Portland to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
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Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, then examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Astoria online vacation planner .

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Astoria: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

2
nights
Newport

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 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Otter Crest Loop, take in the exciting artwork at Lincoln City Glass Center, then take an in-depth tour of Prehistoric, then head off the coast to Proposal Rock, and finally hike along Drift Creek Falls Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport online route planner .

Getting from Astoria to Newport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Astoria in September: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Yachats, Drift Creek Falls Trail, Proposal Rock
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Drift Creek Falls Trail ©
Drift Creek Falls Trail

3
nights
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 19th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Artists Gallery Sunriver, contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, then learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave, see the sky in a new way at Oregon Observatory, then admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend journey planning tool .

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Newport in September, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Bend: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sunriver
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Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave

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