13 days in Oregon Itinerary

13 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip maker

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Florence
— 1 night
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Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 1 night
Drive
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 1 night
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Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse and then catch some excitement at Sandland Adventures. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence holiday planner.

San Francisco to Florence is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Florence to be a bit cooler, temps between 53°F and 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Nature · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Coos Bay

— 2 nights
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and then experience rural life at Cranberry Sweets.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Coos Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Coos Bay takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Coos Bay are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Albany

— 1 night
Albany is the county seat of Linn County, and the 11th largest city in the State of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Historic Carousel and Museum, then do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards, and then take a peaceful walk through Peavy Arboretum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Coos Bay to Albany in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Coos Bay in December: high temperatures in Albany hover around 45°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Albany

Nature · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Ecola State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, stroll through Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Astoria vacation maker.

You can drive from Albany to Astoria in 3 hours. In December in Astoria, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Salem's Riverfront Carousel (in Salem), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

Plan my day in Portland using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Portland, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Hood River

— 1 night
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in January: highs in Hood River hover around 38°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Oregon travel guide

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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.