9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip maker

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Portland
— 1 night
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at The Oregon Garden, then admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, and then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland tour planner.

Philadelphia to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Portland is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Portland, with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and finally take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Astoria online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in September: highs in Astoria hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 12th (Sat), get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, and then stroll through Nye Beach. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then cruise along Otter Crest Loop.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bend

— 3 nights
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.
On the 14th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Artists Gallery Sunriver, get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls, then stroll around Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bend trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Oregon travel guide

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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.