11 days in Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip planner
Make it your trip
— 4 nights
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo


Portland — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Schreiner's Iris Gardens and Portland Japanese Garden will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Riverfront Park (in Salem). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Powell's City of Books, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and stroll through Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Portland online sightseeing planner.

Kalamazoo to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. May in Portland sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 29th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. On the next day, stroll through Cannon Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Icefire Glassworks, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Newport — 4 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Oregon Coast Aquarium and Mossy Creek Pottery. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Yachats coastline). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, and trek along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Newport trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

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.