(7 days / 6 nights - Begins & Ends Portland)
Tour Itinerary

Day 01 - Portland Arrival
Arrive in Portland and transfer independently to your hotel. Recently proclaimed as North America’s “Best Big City” by the Money Magazine, Portland has much to offer. We suggest the Portland Art Museum and Native American art display or the International Rose Test Gardens. Shopping is sales-tax free in Oregon and there is an abundance of shopping in Portland, from the hip and happening Pearl District, to downtown, to Lloyd Centre Mall. Hotel: Best Western Inn @ The Meadows or similar

Day 02 - Portland – Astoria
Driving Distance e: 100 mi./160 km.
This morning at 08:00 you will be met by a representative who will provide you with a welcome kit with vouchers, maps and information on the places you will visit. After your fun time in Portland, you will head to Astoria on the north side of the Oregon coast. Once there, take the opportunity to climb Astoria Column, Oregon’s highest hill. The Astoria Column sits in a wooded park and towers above Astoria, presenting a spectacular view of the city and surrounding rivers, bay, forest, mountains and Pacific Ocean. Check out the Columbia River Maritime Museum and explore marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes. Through the age of sail, to the present. Fort Stevens State Park is a large and lovely park with picnic facilities, nature trails, miles and miles of Oregon beaches, lakes, boating, camping, swimming and more than nine miles of paved bicycle paths. Hotel: Shilo Inn, Warrenton or similar

Day 03 - Astoria – Newport
Driving Distance e: 133 mi./215 km.
Drive south on Highway 101. Stop at Ecola Beach and Cannon Beach with great small shops and bookstores. Take the detour through Pacific City and stop at the Pelican Pub and Brewery and walk along the beach. Continue south to Depoe Bay, a great whale watching spot during whale watching season. End your day in Newport. Take a stroll along Newport’s bay front or artistic Nye Beach for fresh seafood at a local restaurant. Hotel: Shilo Inn, Newport or similar

Day 04 - Newport – Eugene
Driving Distance e: 111 mi./178 km.
As you continue south, you will find more beaches to explore. From Newport, you will continue south through Waldport and Yachats. Before you get to Florence, stop at the Sea Lion Caves and Heceta Head Lighthouse and Innkeeper’s Inn. Heceta Lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse in the United States. From Florence you will head west to Eugene, home of the University of Oregon Ducks. Eugene is the home of the very first Nike shoe, created by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman using a waffle iron. Hotel: Shilo Inn, Eugene or similar

Day 05 - Eugene – Bend
Driving Distance e: 236 mi./378 km.
Depart Eugene south on I-5 South to Goshen and from there head west to Crater Lake. Stop and have lunch at Crater Lake Lodge. From Crater Lake drive to Bend. You may visit the High Desert Museum or go on a guided tour though Central Oregon’s unique caves. Hotel: Best Western Pier Point Inn or similar

Day 06 - Bend to Portland via Mt. Hood & Historic Columbia Highway
Driving distance: 220 mi./354 km.
Now it is time to head back to Portland, but your sightseeing isn’t over. Heading north on Highway 97, you will go past Smith Rocks and then head to Madras. At Madras you will take Highway 26 through the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Stop at the Museum at Warm Springs for a Native American treat. If you have the time, take the 20 minute detour to Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and take a dip in the warm springs swimming pool. Now head north to Hood River where you can take the self guided Fruit Loop Tour through the orchards. Continue west and take the Historic Columbia Highway and see Horsetail Falls and stop at Multnomah Falls. Continue West on the Historic Columbia Highway for a breathtaking view of the Columbia River. You will return to Interstate 84 West and continue back to Portland. Hotel: Best Western Inn @ The Meadows or similar

Day 07 - Portland Departure
Return your rental car in time for your flight.

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