8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Bend
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Beacon Rock State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then admire the sheer force of Lucia Falls Regional Park, and finally get impressive views of Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portland travel itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Vancouver, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Beacon Rock State Park, Multnomah Falls, Lucia Falls Regional Park, Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Beacon Rock State Park ©
Beacon Rock State Park

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cannon Beach and Grayland Beach State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and Twin Harbors Beach State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock) and Bottle Beach State Park (in Aberdeen). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, explore the galleries of Columbia River Maritime Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Astoria trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Portland to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in August: high temperatures in Astoria hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Grayland Beach State Park, Bottle Beach State Park, Twin Harbors Beach State Park, Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Nye Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Astoria to Newport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures, have fun at Sand Master Park, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and finally enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

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 11th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bend trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Florence to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Florence in August, expect nights in Bend to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

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