13 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

13 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip planner

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Astoria
— 3 nights
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Coos Bay
— 1 night
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Tillamook
— 1 night
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Shop till you drop at Don Nisbett Art Gallery and Bronze Coast Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Step out of Astoria with an excursion to Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, and learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Astoria itinerary maker website.

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 train. In July in Astoria, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coos Bay

— 1 night
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. On the 12th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Face Rock Creamery, identify plant and animal life at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandon State Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coos Bay day trip planning app.

Getting from Astoria to Coos Bay by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Coos Bay can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Heceta Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Do your shopping at Lincoln City Glass Center and Earthworks Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln City (Prehistoric & Freed Gallery) and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Oregon Coast Glassworks, kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and walk around Whale Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Newport sightseeing planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Tillamook

— 1 night
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 enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tillamook trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Newport to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in July: highs in Tillamook hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Tillamook

Historic Sites · Museums

Portland

— 3 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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wintler Community Park, take a stroll through Ladd's Addition, and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planner.

You can drive from Tillamook to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tillamook in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Portland: highs are around 33°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Nature · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Oregon Coast travel guide

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State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.