9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Bridal Veil
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Hood River
— 4 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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 22nd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pioneer Courthouse Square, trek along Forest Park, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally stroll around Laurelhurst Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland visit planner .

Kailua-Kona to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to Portland, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kailua-Kona in November; daily highs in Portland reach 53°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bridal Veil.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Bridal Veil

Bridal Veil ©
Bridal Veil is a virtual ghost town located in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Silver Falls State Park as well as Multnomah Falls. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Silver Falls State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Latourell Falls, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Beacon Rock State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Bridal Veil Falls, admire the striking features of Vista House, and then cruise along Crown Point State Scenic Corridor.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bridal Veil trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Portland to Bridal Veil in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. November in Bridal Veil sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Bridal Veil

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Corbett, Silver Falls State Park, Beacon Rock State Park
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Latourell Falls ©
Latourell Falls

4
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Hood River: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Trillium Lake (in Government Camp). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, stroll through Starvation Creek State Park, learn about winemaking at Marchesi Vineyards, and see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River road trip planner .

Drive from Bridal Veil to Hood River in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bridal Veil in November, plan for little chillier nights in Hood River, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Starvation Creek State Park, Trillium Lake, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

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