8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Kelowna

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 20th (Wed), hike along Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Powell's City of Books, make a trip to Pioneer Courthouse Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, and finally contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary app .

Kelowna, Canada to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 23rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cannon Beach travel planner .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Starvation Creek Ridge Loop. Venture out of the city with trips to Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, stroll through Starvation Creek State Park, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Multnomah Falls, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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