12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon travel route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Ashland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Ashland

Ashland ©
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): snap pictures at Lost Creek Covered Bridge and then look for gifts at Tudor Guild Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a show at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, stroll around Lithia Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ashland road trip site .

Phoenix to Ashland is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Ashland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Ashland: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Grants Pass, Rogue River, Lost Creek Covered Bridge, The Wimer Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Shakespeare Festival ©
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
River Rafting & Tubing
Lithia Park ©
Lithia Park

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 15th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, have fun at Sand Master Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then take a memorable drive along Oregon Coast Hwy, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence visit planner .

You can drive from Ashland to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ashland in August, expect nights in Florence to be little chillier, around 54°F, while days are cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Yachats, Oregon Coast Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Yachats coastline
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Mon), stroll through Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, stroll through Manzanita Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip website .

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in August, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside

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.
When in Portland, make a side trip to see Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, approximately 38 minutes away. Dedicate the 23rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, and explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Portland driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

Similar Plans

13 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Oregon & Crescent City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Washington State, Oregon & Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM THAILAND May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in California, Washington State & Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans