10 days in Portland, Oregon Coast & Medford Itinerary

10 days in Portland, Oregon Coast & Medford Itinerary

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10 days in Portland, Oregon Coast & Medford Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  4 h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Seaside
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Gold Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Medford
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
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've now added Portland Oregon Temple Visitors' Center to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Portland trip planning website.

Salt Lake City to Portland is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in July; daily highs in Portland reach 83°F and lows reach 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping

Side Trip

Portland Oregon Temple Visitors' Center
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes High Life Adventures. On the 16th (Tue), see the top attractions with High Life Adventures, then don't miss a visit to Goonies House, and then take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Astoria trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Astoria hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Seaside.

Things to do in Astoria

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

High Life Adventures
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Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Astoria-Megler Bridge ©
Astoria-Megler Bridge
Goonies House ©
Goonies House

1
night
Seaside

Seaside ©
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Tillamook Cheese Factory has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn the secrets of production at Tillamook Cheese Factory and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seaside trip maker site.

Seaside is very close to Astoria. In July, daytime highs in Seaside are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Seaside

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Haystack Rock, Tillamook Cheese Factory
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Tillamook Cheese Factory ©
Tillamook Cheese Factory
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yaquina Head Lighthouse as well as Sea Lion Caves. On the 18th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Seaside to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Newport is a bit cooler than Seaside - with highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Gold Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Sea Lion Caves
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

3
nights
Gold Beach

Gold Beach ©
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. Your list of things to see and do now includes Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Redwood Rides, Jerry's Rogue Jets, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Rogue River Bridge and step aboard The Mary D Hume.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gold Beach tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Newport to Gold Beach in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gold Beach are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Medford.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Tours Adventure Parks

Side Trips

Sandland Adventures, Redwood Rides, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
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Redwood Rides ©
Redwood Rides
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures

2
nights
Medford

Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure and Hellgate Jetboat Excursions. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, then get some thrills on the water with Hellgate Jetboat Excursions, then kick your exploration up a notch at Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Tudor Guild Shop.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Medford route builder.

You can drive from Gold Beach to Medford in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Gold Beach, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Medford, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 61°F. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Medford

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Ashland, Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, Hellgate Jetboat Excursions, Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure ©
Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions ©
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions

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