13 days in Cannon Beach, Portland & Bend Itinerary

13 days in Cannon Beach, Portland & Bend Itinerary

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13 days in Cannon Beach, Portland & Bend Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bend
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at The Wine Shack, then immerse yourself in nature at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, then view the masterpieces at Icefire Glassworks, and finally sample the fine beverages at Cannon Beach Distillery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, then steep yourself in history at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, then examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach tour itinerary builder site .

Seattle to Cannon Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Spas

7
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.
Visiting Silver Falls State Park and Mount Hood will get you outdoors. The Historic Carousel and Museum and Portland Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Oregon Garden (in Silverton), Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Cascade Locks (Oneonta Gorge, Starvation Creek State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Willamette Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount St. Helens, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Hood River, Silverton, The Historic Carousel and Museum, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest

3
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Oregon Badlands Wilderness Trails, then take in the awesome beauty at South Sister, and then take a stroll through City of Sisters. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Balancing Rocks, take in the pleasant sights at Deschutes River Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park, and finally see the sky in a new way at Dee Wright Observatory.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bend trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Portland to Bend in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in November: high temperatures in Bend hover around 48°F and lows are around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Dee Wright Observatory, City of Sisters
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Deschutes River Trail ©
Deschutes River Trail
Dee Wright Observatory ©
Dee Wright Observatory
City of Sisters ©
City of Sisters

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