9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Nashville
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  10 h 30 min
1
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Nashville

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then take in the exciting artwork at Art on Oak, and then take a peaceful walk through Starvation Creek Ridge Loop.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River day trip site .

Nashville to Hood River is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in September: high temperatures in Hood River hover around 71°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Mt. Hood National Forest, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Tillamook Rock Light. Step out of the city life by going to Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Step out of Cannon Beach with an excursion to Astoria Column in Astoria--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Hood River to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cannon Beach, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Astoria
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Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, admire all the interesting features of Multnomah Falls, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Highway, Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

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