11 days in Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Portland, Bus to Newport
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Fly

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Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Yachats coastline) and Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Newport online travel route planner.

New York City to Newport is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Newport due to the time zone difference. In September, Newport is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Seaside Candyman, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Beach Books, expand your horizons at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip website.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.