9 days in Oregon, Washington State & Redding Itinerary

9 days in Oregon, Washington State & Redding Itinerary

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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, Drive to Ashland
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Ashland
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Portland
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Drive
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Redding
— 1 night
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Ashland — 1 night

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. You've now added Lithia Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): walk around Lithia Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ashland day trip planning website.

Concord to Ashland is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Concord in April, with highs in Ashland at 67°F and lows at 42°F. You will leave for Portland on the 3rd (Sun).
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Highlights from your trip

Portland — 3 nights

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 Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade, The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and McMenamins Kennedy School. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get a taste of local nightlife at McMenamins Kennedy School. 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 delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ashland to Portland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.
Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Nightlife
Side Trip

Seattle — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paradise Loop, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Pike Brewing Company, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle vacation planner.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Seattle are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Redding.
Nightlife · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Side Trip

Redding — 1 night

Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Redding trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Redding in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Redding: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 49°F at night. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.

Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.