9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Hood River
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Portland

City of Roses

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.
Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take an unforgettable tour with Envi Adventures, stop by Powell's City of Books, and race across the water with Willamette Jetboat Excursions.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Portland day trip app.

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Portland when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach road trip website.

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect Cannon Beach to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

1
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Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and then examine the collection at Fire Museum in City Hall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hood River vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Hood River sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the world from above with Big Mountain Heli Tours, examine the collection at High Desert Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend trip planner.

You can drive from Hood River to Bend in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bend, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Museums · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

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Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bend to Crater Lake National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, Crater Lake National Park is somewhat warmer than Bend - with highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.