12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

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12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Hood River
— 3 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip maker website .

Kansas City to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to Portland. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kansas City in September, with highs in Portland at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria-Megler Bridge, Fort Stevens State Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seaside Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, immerse yourself in nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Newport day trip planning site .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in September: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Scenic Drive Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yachats
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hood River trip planner .

Drive from Newport to Hood River in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newport in September, with highs in Hood River at 71°F and lows at 57°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bridge of the Gods, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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