9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Seaside
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Portland
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Powell's City of Books, Willamette Falls, International Rose Test Garden, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally admire the sheer force of Willamette Falls.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Portland when traveling from Newark in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Willamette Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Willamette Falls ©
Willamette Falls

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Hood as well as Northwest Rafting Company. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): relax and float downstream with Northwest Rafting Company and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hood River day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hood River are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Hood River

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

2
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
You've added Watchman Peak, Rim Dr, Wizard Island, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): cruise along Rim Dr and then trek along Watchman Peak. Keep things going the next day: trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, then take a tour by water with Crater Lake - Volcano Boat Tours, and then head off the coast to Wizard Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park trip builder website .

You can drive from Hood River to Crater Lake National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. When traveling from Hood River in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thor's Well as well as Sea Lion Caves. On the 18th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves and then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July: highs in Florence hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Seaside.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Thor's Well
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

few
hours
Seaside

Seaside
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Haystack Rock has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seaside day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Florence to Seaside takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Seaside sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seaside

Nature Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haystack Rock

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Astoria Column has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Astoria trip itinerary planning tool .

Astoria is just a short distance from Seaside. In July, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Astoria-Megler Bridge ©
Astoria-Megler Bridge

few
hours
Portland

Portland
For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Astoria to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Astoria in July: highs in Portland hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 59°F. On the 21st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

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