8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

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.
Get some historical perspective at Pittock Mansion and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Get in touch with nature at Multnomah Falls and Forest Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and meet the residents at Oregon Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland driving holiday planning tool .

Las Vegas to Portland is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Portland hover around 70°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

1
night
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 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Newport tour builder app .

You can drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, Newport is slightly colder than Portland - with highs of 58°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 28th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Lewis & Clark Salt Works, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

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You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Lewis & Clark Salt Works
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, then trek along Starvation Creek State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hood River trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Starvation Creek State Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, and then admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Timberline Lodge trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Hood River to Timberline Lodge in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mt. Hood National Forest, Little Zigzag Falls
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

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