9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stop by Powell's City of Books and then get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner .

San Francisco to Portland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Portland, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 11th (Wed), stroll through Astoria Column and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Astoria travel planner .

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in April: highs in Astoria hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haystack Rock
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Wildwood Recreation Site and then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Hood River County Fruit Loop and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Timberline Lodge attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Timberline Lodge takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Oregon, Wildwood Recreation Site
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site

3
nights
Crater Lake National Park

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 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Rim Village, look for gifts at Rogue Creamery, and then look for gifts at Lillie Belle Farms.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Timberline Lodge to Crater Lake National Park takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Central Point
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Rim Village Visitor Center ©
Rim Village Visitor Center

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