9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  8​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bend
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Philadelphia

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Oregon Garden, then admire all the interesting features of Willamette Valley, and then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip maker tool .

Philadelphia to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Portland. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect little chillier with lows of 55°F in Portland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbia River Highway, Oregon Garden
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Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Oregon Garden ©
Oregon Garden

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start 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 striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Astoria, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

2
nights
Newport

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), explore the galleries of Hatfield Marine Science Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): shop like a local with Lincoln City Glass Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then cruise along Otter Crest Loop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Newport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Astoria in September: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Lincoln City Glass Center, Devil's Churn
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn
Otter Crest Loop ©
Otter Crest Loop

3
nights
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.
On the 14th (Mon), stop by Artists Gallery Sunriver, contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls, hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and then Head underground at Lava River Cave.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bend trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Newport to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in September: highs in Bend hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Artists Gallery Sunriver
Highlights from your plan
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©

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