8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 1 night
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Hood River
— 2 nights
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Portland — 2 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.
Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and stroll around Hoyt Arboretum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland online travel planner.

Dallas to Portland is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in October; daily highs in Portland reach 66°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.
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Newport — 1 night

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 4th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Newport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in October: highs in Newport hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Astoria.
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Astoria — 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Clatsop National Memorial and then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Astoria trip planner.

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.
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Hood River — 2 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, explore and take pictures at Hood River County Fruit Loop, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam and then take in the views from Bridge of the Gods.

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Getting from Astoria to Hood River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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