13 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

13 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

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13 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Drive:  9​h
1
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kelowna

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Head to Don Nisbett Art Gallery and Bronze Coast Galleryfor some retail therapy. Columbia River Maritime Museum and Flavel House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, & more). There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Astoria day trip site .

Kelowna, Canada to Astoria is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Don Nisbett Art Gallery
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Face Rock Creamery, then explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bandon State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coos Bay online visit planner .

Getting from Astoria to Coos Bay by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bandon
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll explore and learn at Lincoln City Glass Center and Hatfield Marine Science Center. Head to Oregon Coast Glassworks and Earthworks Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats), Lincoln City (Prehistoric & Freed Gallery) and Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, walk around Whale Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport attractions planner .

You can drive from Coos Bay to Newport in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Newport are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Yachats, Whale Park, Heceta Head Lighthouse
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1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tillamook Air Museum and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tillamook trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newport to Tillamook is 1 hour. Traveling from Newport in July, you will find days in Tillamook are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Tillamook

Historic Sites Museums
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Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Powell's City of Books, take a stroll through Ladd's Addition, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wintler Community Park, and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portland travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Portland. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tillamook in July: high temperatures in Portland hover around 33°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Sokol Blosser Winery, Wintler Community Park
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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