8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bend
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Oswald West State Park. You'll explore and learn at Icefire Glassworks and Seaside Inverted Experience. Go for a jaunt from Cannon Beach to Astoria to see Astoria Column about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, stop by Cannon Beach Bookstore, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip site .

Seattle to Cannon Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Cannon Beach to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
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.
Visiting Multnomah Falls and Sokol Blosser Winery will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. When in Portland, make a side trip to see Vista House in Corbett, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Lake Oswego Preservation Society.

Plan trip to Portland with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in July: highs in Portland hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Oswego Preservation Society, Vista House, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery, Multnomah Falls
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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

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then learn about all things military at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River day trip site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Hood River, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Dalles, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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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 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Des Chutes Historical Museum, then look and learn at Oregon Observatory, and then learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bend tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Hood River to Bend by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Hood River in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Bend, with highs around 85°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Oregon Observatory
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Oregon Observatory ©
Oregon Observatory
Des Chutes Historical Museum ©
Des Chutes Historical Museum

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