11 days in Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Oregon Itinerary

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11 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bandon
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Denver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway and then admire the landmark architecture of Vista House. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

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Denver to Portland is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Columbia River Highway, Vista House
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore hidden gems such as Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lightship Columbia. Visit Hug Point State Recreation Site and Haystack Rock for some beach relaxation. Step out of Astoria with an excursion to Cannon Beach in Cannon Beach--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Flavel House Museum and snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Astoria trip app .

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get little chillier in Astoria: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, stroll through Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kilchis Point Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and then stroll through Manzanita Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tillamook trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Astoria to Tillamook. August in Tillamook sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach, Kilchis Point Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 22nd (Thu), get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Lincoln City Glass Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planning app .

Getting from Tillamook to Newport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Newport. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tillamook in August: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Lincoln City Glass Center
Highlights from your plan
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center

2
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Coquille River Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point, then explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally stop by Face Rock Creamery. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hughes Historic House and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Blanco Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bandon day trip planning app .

Getting from Newport to Bandon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bandon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Port Orford
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Hughes Historic House ©
Hughes Historic House

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