I'd like to thank everyone who earlier shared some great ideas and helped us get a start in our itinerary for our upcoming trip to the Oregon area.
Based on earlier feedback, we have revised our itinirery, as reflected below.
We have a 4-night minimum stay in our cabin in the Mt Hood area. However, we've done some tweaking in the itinerary below.
Please share comments on this revised one from the one posted earlier.
Day 1 (Friday, Aug 1)
Arriving at PDX at 12 noon local time.
Checking in around 2:30pm at our home base in the Mt Hood area.
Touring Mt Hood/Timberline area/Mt Hood Adventure Park with the kids.
Spend Evening in Mt Hood area
Day 2 (Saturday, Aug 2):
Columbia River Scenic highway drive to Mt Hood.
Visit Hood River area/Wildwood Recreation/Trout Farm for some fishing with the kids...
Spend night in the Mt Hood area
Day 3 – (Sunday, Aug 3)
Most of day sightseeing in Portland area: Washington Park/Rose Gardens/Japanese Gardens/Nob Hill/Pearl Districts/Pittock Mansion/Streetcars/Air Tram/Pioneer Square
Spend 1 night in Portland
Day 4 (Monday, Aug 4)
Early check out in Portland for Day trip to Mt St Helens from Portland and back to mountain Home base in pm for the night
Day 5 (Tuesday, Aug 5)
Heading out to Coast early morning.
Do Astoria and Seaside’s main tourist attractions and points of interest.
Stay 1 night in Seaside
Day 6 (Wednesday, Aug 6)
Do Cannon Beach/Tillamook/Three Capes Drive/ Tillamook Cheese Factory and then head to Depoe Bay in evening for first-night stay
DAY 7 (Thursday, Aug 7)
Do rest of Central Coast from DB to Yachats.
Do Newport areas' tourist attractions and main points of interest : Marine Science Center in South Beach (across the bay), which is free; Devil Punch’s Bowl, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Bay front/Port Dock 1 for Sea Lions, Nye Beach in Newport, Cape Perpetua, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Yachats Coastline and back in evening to Depoe Bay for 2nd/last night stay
DAY 8 (Friday, Aug 8)
Check out early from DB and Head South towards Reedsport . Do Dune Buggy Rides/ the Dean Creek elk viewing area on Hwy 38 from Reedsport. //Do the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway drive on Hwy 138…
Stay overnight in Medford (Free night)
DAY 9 (Saturday, Aug 9)
Do Crater Lake, Wizard island/Rim Drive, etc…and in pm back to Portland’s Embassy Suites at PDX
Flight back home from PDX.