32 days in Oregon & Idaho Itinerary

32 days in Oregon & Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fly to Roberts Field, Drive to Bend
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 6 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive
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Hood River
— 4 nights
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Boise
— 6 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Smith Rock State Park and Opal Creek Wilderness Area. Let the collections at High Desert Museum and The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls & McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest and relax and rejuvenate at Shibui Spa.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bend trip planner.

Pocatello to Bend is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pocatello to Bend due to the time zone difference. In October in Bend, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Newport

— 6 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Oregon Coast Hwy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence), Yachats coastline (in Yachats) and Lincoln City (Beachtown Charities Thrift and Gift, Lincoln City Glass Center, &more). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, see majestic marine mammals with Marine Discovery Tours, and immerse yourself in nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

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Getting from Bend to Newport by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Newport, with lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Astoria

— 5 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Visiting Haystack Rock and Columbia River Maritime Museum will get you outdoors. Attractions like Cannon Beach and Fort Clatsop National Memorial make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Hug Point State Park, &more) and Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column and examine the collection at Flavel House Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip builder website.

You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Astoria sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Portland

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Powell's City of Books and Portland Japanese Garden. Escape the urban bustle at Volcano Lands - Private Tours and Hoyt Arboretum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, hunt for treasures at Portland Saturday Market, and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Portland

Side Trips

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Timberline Lodge

— 1 night
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Ramona Falls Trail, explore the striking landscape of Mt. Hood National Forest, and then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Timberline Lodge tour builder tool.

You can drive from Portland to Timberline Lodge in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Portland in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Timberline Lodge, with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hood River

— 4 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kids will enjoy Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Hood River County Fruit Loop. Museum-lovers will get to explore Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. Step out of Hood River with an excursion to Bonneville Lock & Dam in Cascade Locks--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mount Hood, stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and delve into the lush surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River visit planner.

You can drive from Timberline Lodge to Hood River in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Boise.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Boise

— 6 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Get some historical perspective at Old Idaho Penitentiary and First United Presbyterian Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Boise Art Glass and Warhawk Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Williamson Orchard & Vineyard (in Caldwell) and Sawtooth Wilderness Area (in Ketchum). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, admire the engineering at Arrowrock Dam, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Meridian.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boise trip website.

Traveling by flight from Hood River to Boise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Boise

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Oregon travel guide

4.4
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.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.