12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

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12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

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 26th (Fri): do a tasting at Domaine Serene and then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, browse the exhibits of Vista House, then trek along Oneonta Gorge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portland online trip builder .

Charlotte to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Portland due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in July; daily highs in Portland reach 83°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vista House, Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Highway, Domaine Serene
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Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Vista House ©
Vista House

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 28th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach visit planner .

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Manzanita Beach
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Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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.
On the 30th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, immerse yourself in nature at Smelt Sands State Park, then gain insight at Hatfield Marine Science Center, and finally stroll through Nye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, get interesting insight from Tours, and then trek along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect Newport to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Yachats
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Umpqua River Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and then putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, and finally trek along Hobbit Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence tour builder tool .

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Umpqua River Lighthouse
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Umpqua River Lighthouse ©
Umpqua River Lighthouse
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Sun Notch Trail, then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr, and then steep yourself in history at Rim Village Visitor Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park planning site .

Traveling by car from Florence to Crater Lake National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Florence in August, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are much hotter (93°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail

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