11 days in McMinnville, Portland & Cascade Locks Itinerary

11 days in McMinnville, Portland & Cascade Locks Itinerary

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11 days in McMinnville, Portland & Cascade Locks Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
McMinnville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Cascade Locks
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Portland

2
nights
McMinnville

McMinnville
McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read McMinnville trip builder .

Portland to McMinnville is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in McMinnville can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You will leave for Portland on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in McMinnville

Wineries Parks Outdoors

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Forest Park, Portland Art Museum and Mount Hood. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from McMinnville to Portland takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Helvetia Vineyards & Winery, Astoria Column, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mount Hood
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

3
nights
Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks ©
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oneonta Gorge. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam, then take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, and then pause for some photo ops at Vista House. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount St. Helens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cascade Locks road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Portland to Cascade Locks in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cascade Locks are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vista House, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Mount St. Helens, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bonneville Lock & Dam ©
Bonneville Lock & Dam
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

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