9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Salem
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Tram + Fly + Taxi:  11​h 15​min
End: Dayton

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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 14th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then head outdoors with Portland Timbers, then examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planner .

Dayton to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dayton to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Portland sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 16th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then take in the views from Bridge of the Gods.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hood River itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Hood River are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Bridge of the Gods
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Bridge of the Gods ©
Bridge of the Gods

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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 17th (Sat): gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum and then contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

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You can drive from Hood River to Bend in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bend when traveling from Hood River in August, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©

2
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. On the 19th (Mon), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Oregon Garden, then make a trip to The Gordon House, then admire the sheer force of Silver Falls State Park, and finally make a trip to Salem's Riverfront Carousel.

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You can drive from Bend to Salem in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Salem, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Silverton, Wine Tours & Tastings, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Salem to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Salem in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Shopping Museums
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Bronze Coast Gallery ©
Bronze Coast Gallery

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