8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  10​h
1
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Charlotte

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boneyard Beer. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls, and then stroll through Shevlin Park.

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Charlotte to Bend is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in September, expect Bend to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Deschutes River ©
Deschutes River

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, then admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and then snap pictures at Siuslaw River Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures, enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bend to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, expect nights in Florence to be a bit warmer, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Yachats, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Highlights from your plan
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn

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 9th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Mike Miller Park, then snap pictures at Yaquina Bay Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. On your second day here, get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, then take a memorable drive along Otter Crest Loop, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Mike Miller Park
Highlights from your plan
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©

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 other places to visit and tourist information, read our Portland day trip planning website .

Getting from Newport to Portland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
St. Johns Bridge ©
St. Johns Bridge

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