12 days in Portland & Astoria Itinerary

12 days in Portland & Astoria Itinerary

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12 days in Portland & Astoria Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Portland

8
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tryon Creek State Natural Area and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Tabor Park and Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Silver Falls State Park (in Silverton), Latourell Falls (in Corbett) and Cascade Locks (Bonneville Hatchery & Oneonta Gorge). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hood, steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, hike along Forest Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Drift Creek Falls Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland road trip planning website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Portland. June in Portland sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Silver Falls State Park, Mount Hood
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Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia, then explore the galleries of Columbia River Maritime Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Tree Trail, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Cape Disappointment State Park, then gain insight at Clark's Dismal Nitch, and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Astoria trip planner.

Getting from Portland to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for little chillier days in Astoria, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Clark's Dismal Nitch, Haystack Rock, Cape Disappointment State Park
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Lightship Columbia ©
Lightship Columbia
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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