12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
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Portland

City of Roses

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) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland planning tool.

Kansas City to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in September, things will get slightly colder in Portland: highs are around 76°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Astoria (Astoria-Megler Bridge, Fort Stevens State Park, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seaside Aquarium, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach driving holiday site.

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 16th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. On the next day, meet the residents 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.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Newport day trip app.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

3
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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 explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hood River online journey planner.

Drive from Newport to Hood River in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newport in September; daily highs in Hood River reach 71°F and lows reach 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 · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

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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.