11 days in Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Oregon Itinerary

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11 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: New York City
Foot + Fly:  9​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden and then stroll through Forest Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Portland when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Oneonta Gorge, Multnomah Falls, Vista House
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Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach holiday site .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

2
nights
Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center, and then cruise along Otter Crest Loop. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Prehistoric, and then hike along Drift Creek Falls Trail.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Newport online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cannon Beach in July; daily highs in Newport reach 63°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Drift Creek Falls Trail
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Drift Creek Falls Trail ©
Drift Creek Falls Trail

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), have fun at Sand Master Park and then get your game on at Sandland Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Hobbit Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Newport to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

3
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Klamath Museum, hike along Pinnacles Trail, then admire the sheer force of Plaikni Falls, and finally get impressive views of Mount Scott. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Rim Dr, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Watchman Peak, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Crest Wildflower Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Crater Lake National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Florence in July, plan for warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Fort Klamath Museum
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Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Mount Scott ©
Mount Scott
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak

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