9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Astoria
— 1 night
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights

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Bend — 2 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.
You've now added Mt. Hood National Forest to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, then explore the activities along Todd Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tumalo Mountain, and finally fly down the slopes at Oregon Trail of Dreams. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at South Sister, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hosmer Lake, and then explore the activities along Little Cultus Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend online journey planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bend. In August in Bend, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park — 2 nights

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Annie Creek Canyon, admire the sheer force of National Creek Falls, then trek along Garfield Peak, and finally stroll through Castle Crest Wildflower Trail. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Scott, then hike along Pinnacles Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Notch Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bend in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Crater Lake National Park: highs are around 93°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll around George Rogers Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Camassia Natural Area, then tee off at Tualatin Island Greens, and finally indulge your senses at Uncorked Northwest Wine Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Astoria.
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Astoria — 1 night

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 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site, then see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, then trek along Cathedral Tree Trail, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Astoria online travel route builder.

Getting from Portland to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Portland in August, with highs in Astoria at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Hood River.
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Hood River — 2 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, then learn about winemaking at Idiot's Grace, then learn about winemaking at Cor Cellars, and finally stroll around Panorama Point County Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River, learn about winemaking at Springhouse Cellar, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hood River Distillers Tasting Room, and finally do a tasting at Stave & Stone Winery (Downtown Tasting Room).

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hood River trip planner.

Drive from Astoria to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Astoria in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Hood River, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F.
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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.
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