9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, stroll around Drake Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bend itinerary app .

Newark to Bend is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, plan for little chillier nights in Bend, with lows around 52°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Astoria (Astoria Column, Fort Stevens State Park, & more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and stroll through Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach online road trip planner .

You can drive from Bend to Cannon Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Bend, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Candyman
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden and then identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, and finally admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portland online journey planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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