8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Medicine Hat
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Hood River
— 1 day
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Medicine Hat

1
day
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, do a tasting at Marchesi Vineyards, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River day trip planning tool .

Medicine Hat, Canada to Hood River is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Medicine Hat to Hood River due to the time zone difference. In July in Hood River, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Marchesi Vineyards ©
Marchesi Vineyards

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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Portland sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lightship Columbia will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, & more). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Astoria route site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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