Discover the top attractions and hidden secrets of Oregon on this 4-day tour from Portland to Crater Lake. Spin through the Willamette Valley with a guide and sample Oregon wines at a local vineyard. Stroll through downtown Eugene and Florence at your leisure, explore the Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area by dune buggy, and watch Steller sea lions on the rocky shoreline. Afterward, visit the Crater Lake National Park ' home to Crater Lake and Salt Creek Falls. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at your centrally located accommodation in Portland.
Day 1: Portland ' Eugene (B)
Following a morning pickup at your centrally located hotel in Portland, take a seat in your vehicle. At 9am, head out of the city into the Willamette Valley to begin your tour.
First, visit Willamette Valley Vineyards and sample some of the wines for which the region is famous. Afterwards, continue on to Eugene and enjoy free time to explore the downtown area and the University of Oregon campus at your leisure. Overnight: hotel in Eugene, Oregon
Day 2: Eugene ' Florence ' Eugene
At approximately 8:30am, depart your hotel for the Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area. On arrival, enjoy a dune buggy ride along the Oregon coast and admire sweeping views along the pretty shoreline. Then, enjoy free time to explore Florence's historic Old Town ' where quaint shops line the banks of the Siuslaw River.
Afterward, head north to a cavernous sea cave home to a colony of Steller sea lions. Here, gaze out over the historic Heceta Head lighthouse and watch the sea lions in their natural habitat. When your time at the coast comes to an end, return to Eugene and explore the famous Fifth Street Public Market at your leisure.
Overnight: hotel in Eugene, Oregon
Day 3: Eugene ' Crater Lake National Park ' Bend or Sunriver, Oregon
In the morning, take the scenic Highway 58 to the Crater Lake National Park and discover top natural sites of interest including Salt Creek Falls ' the second tallest waterfall in Oregon. Spend two hours exploring the Historic Lodge and the visitors' center, and enjoy panoramic views over Crater Lake. Then, head onward to your hotel in Bend or Sunriver, Oregon.
Overnight: hotel in Bend or Sunriver, Oregon
Day 4: Bend or Sunriver ' Portland
Depart for Portland in the morning, and stop at the Mt. Hood Timeline Lodge ' a ski lodge and mountain retreat hidden high in the hillsides. Capture panoramic views over the mountain scenery, then return to your hotel in Portland to conclude your tour.