12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Trip Planner

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Portland
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden and then meet the residents at Oregon Zoo. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

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Boston to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in July since evenings lows in Portland dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light, look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Florence.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Florence

— 3 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Attractions like Sand Master Park - Sandboarding and Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siuslaw River Bridge and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Step out of Florence to go to Reedsport and see Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Crater Lake National Park

— 3 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Rim Village Visitor Center and then admire the sheer force of Salt Creek Falls.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Florence in July, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are much hotter (94°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.