10 days in Oregon Itinerary

10 days in Oregon Itinerary

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10 days in Oregon Itinerary

Austin
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Bend
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Austin

2
days
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 28th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portland travel planner.

Austin to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, Portland is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
day
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 30th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hood River road trip planning site .

Getting from Portland to Hood River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in June, you will find days in Hood River are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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2
days
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Beach Books, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then don't miss a visit to Turnaround at Seaside, and finally snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Astoria tour planning app .

Getting from Hood River to Astoria by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Hood River in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Astoria: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

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Side Trips

Seaside, Haystack Rock
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Beach Books ©
Beach Books
Astoria-Megler Bridge ©
Astoria-Megler Bridge

2
days
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Yaquina Bay Bridge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, then stop by The Chocolate Frog, and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

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Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in July, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

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Side Trips

The Chocolate Frog, Yachats coastline
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Yaquina Bay Bridge ©
Yaquina Bay Bridge
The Chocolate Frog ©
The Chocolate Frog

1
day
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures, admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bend.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bend trip planner .

Drive from Florence to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Florence in July: highs in Bend hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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