15 days in Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Itinerary

Asheville
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Rockaway Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Asheville

2
days
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 2nd (Sun): stroll through Drake Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Hosmer Lake and then admire the sheer force of Salt Creek Falls.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bend online journey maker .

Asheville to Bend is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Asheville in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Bend. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Bend

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

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Salt Creek Falls
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Salt Creek Falls ©
Salt Creek Falls
Distillery Tours
Hosmer Lake ©
Hosmer Lake

1
day
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and then see the interesting displays at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence journey planning tool .

You can drive from Bend to Florence in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Bend, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at South Beach State Park, take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, and then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Boiler Bay State Wayside, then get engrossed in the history at Prehistoric, then look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Newport online road trip planner .

Drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Newport, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rockaway Beach.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Prehistoric, Yachats coastline
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South Beach State Park ©
South Beach State Park
Boiler Bay State Wayside ©
Boiler Bay State Wayside
Prehistoric ©
Prehistoric

1
day
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach ©
Rockaway Beach is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Manzanita Beach, steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rockaway Beach trip planner .

Getting from Newport to Rockaway Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Newport in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Rockaway Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Rockaway Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tillamook, Manzanita Beach
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Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse

2
days
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, get engrossed in the history at Cranberry Museum, and then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Rockaway Beach to Astoria by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rockaway Beach in September, you will find days in Astoria are a bit warmer (69°F), and nights are slightly colder (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cranberry Museum, North Head Lighthouse
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North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Cranberry Museum ©
Cranberry Museum

2
days
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 11th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Double Mountain Horse Ranch and then explore the activities along White Salmon River. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Point County Park, then experience rural life at The Gorge White House, and then learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill.

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Drive from Astoria to Hood River in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Sunshine Mill Winery
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The Gorge White House ©
The Gorge White House
Double Mountain Ranch ©
Double Mountain Ranch
Sunshine Mill Winery ©
Sunshine Mill Winery

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.
On the 13th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, stroll through Forest Park, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally examine the collection at Portland Art Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally appreciate the views at Willamette Valley.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland attractions planning site .

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Scenic Drive

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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
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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

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