18 days in New Hampshire & Oregon Itinerary

18 days in New Hampshire & Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Conway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Lincoln

— 2 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln: Mechanic Street Covered Bridge (in Lancaster), Santa's Village (in Jefferson) and Bretton Woods Canopy Tour (in Bretton Woods). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flume Gorge, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lincoln road trip planner.

Manchester to Lincoln is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lincoln when traveling from Manchester in August, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

North Conway

— 2 nights
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Story Land, cruise along Mt. Washington Auto Road, and then admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center and then admire all the interesting features of Kancamagus Highway.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our North Conway holiday site.

You can drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. August in North Conway sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Portland

— 3 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.
Step out of Portland to go to Bridal Veil and see Multnomah Falls, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and get outside with Portland Timbers.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from North Conway to Portland by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from North Conway to Portland due to the time zone difference. While traveling from North Conway, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, explore and take pictures at Hood River County Fruit Loop, and then fly down the slopes at Mount Hood. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Fire Museum in City Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hood River trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Hood River are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, and finally stroll through Cedar Wetlands Preserve. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach journey website.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hood River in August, with highs in Cannon Beach at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Newport

— 2 nights
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 26th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Newport trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Newport to Crater Lake National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Newport in August, plan for much warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 93°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
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Bend

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at High Desert Museum and then admire all the interesting features of McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, explore the activities along Deschutes River, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Bend travel planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August: high temperatures in Bend hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
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.