9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip itinerary maker

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Bend
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, walk around Drake Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at High Desert Museum and then get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

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Newark to Bend is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Bend, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Bend. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria Column, Fort Stevens State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, and look for gifts at Seaside Candyman.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bend to Cannon Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Bend, expect slightly colder 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 · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 nights

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 9th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and finally admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip planning website.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.