8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Astoria — 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Visiting Astoria Column and Cannon Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Haystack Rock and Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Oswald West State Park) and Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area (in Seaside). There's still lots to do: stroll through Manzanita Beach and trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria day trip site.

Seattle to Astoria is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Newport — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bandon.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Bandon — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, then trek along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, then delve into the mystery of Circles in the Sand, and finally explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bandon itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bandon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Bandon sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf
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Portland — 2 nights

City of Roses

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Camassia Natural Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and finally steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Clear Creek Distillery, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo: Together for Wildlife, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

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You can drive from Bandon to Portland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March in Portland, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Hood River.
Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Hood River — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, delve into the lush surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop, and then take in the views from Bridge of the Gods.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hood River itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in March: highs in Hood River hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Oregon travel guide

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.