11 days in Portland & Oregon Coast Itinerary

11 days in Portland & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Portland & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
Drive + Fly:  7​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lincoln City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
End: Anchorage

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 30th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, appreciate the history behind Oregon Holocaust Memorial, then stroll through Waterfront Renaissance Trail, and finally steep yourself in history at Officers' Row.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portland online itinerary planner .

Anchorage to Portland is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Anchorage to Portland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Vancouver, Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals
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Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals ©
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Oregon Holocaust Memorial ©
Oregon Holocaust Memorial

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 1st (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia, then stroll through Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally look for gifts at Beach Books.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Astoria trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portland in June, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Seaside, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Oswald West State Park
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

3
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of North Lincoln County Historical Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Beverly Beach State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Foulweather. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Roads End State Recreation Site, view the masterpieces at Alderhouse Glass Blowers, then take in the exciting artwork at Mossy Creek Pottery, then kick back and relax at Taft Bay, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Lincoln City visit planner.

Getting from Astoria to Lincoln City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, Lincoln City is slightly colder than Astoria - with highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Foulweather, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Beverly Beach State Park
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Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Roads End State Recreation Site ©
Roads End State Recreation Site

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, admire all the interesting features of Oregon Coast Hwy, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, and finally stroll through Hobbit Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, then visit a coastal fixture at Umpqua River Lighthouse, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sweet Creek Falls.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Lincoln City to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Oregon Coast Hwy, Thor's Well, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, Umpqua River Lighthouse, Sweet Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well
Umpqua River Lighthouse ©
Umpqua River Lighthouse

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
On the 7th (Sun), wander the streets of Northwest (Nob Hill), admire the sheer force of Wahkeena Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bridal Veil Falls. On the next day, stroll around Hyland Forest Park, indulge your taste buds at Sokol Blosser Winery, then learn about winemaking at Stoller Family Estate, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Champoeg State Heritage Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Portland online trip maker .

You can drive from Florence to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wahkeena Falls, Sokol Blosser Winery, Champoeg State Heritage Park, Bridal Veil Falls, Hyland Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Wahkeena Falls ©
Wahkeena Falls
Stoller Family Estate ©
Stoller Family Estate
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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