9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bend
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Eugene
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Hood River
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Omaha

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Rim Dr and then explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park tour planner.

Omaha to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Omaha to Crater Lake National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Omaha in August: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr

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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.
On the 9th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stroll around Drake Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bend road trip planning tool .

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, with highs in Bend at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Eugene.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Museums Wildlife
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Drake Park ©
Drake Park

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Eugene

Eugene ©
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. On the 10th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, then look for gifts at Down to Earth Home, Garden, & Gift, and then stroll through Willamette River Trail.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Eugene visit planner .

You can take a bus from Bend to Eugene in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Eugene, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Eugene

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Down to Earth Home, Garden, & Gift ©

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 11th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Newport day trip planning app .

You can drive from Eugene to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eugene in August, you will find days in Newport are much colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Newport's Historic Bayfront ©
Newport's Historic Bayfront

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 12th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally stroll through Astoria Column.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Astoria trip planning app .

You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in August, you will find days in Astoria are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Museums
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Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Fort Stevens State Park ©
Fort Stevens State Park

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then sample the fine beverages at Hood River Distillers Tasting Room, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art on Oak.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hood River online vacation planner .

Getting from Astoria to Hood River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Astoria in August, you will find days in Hood River are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Art on Oak ©
Art on Oak

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally walk around South Park Blocks. On your second day here, stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and then walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portland itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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