13 days in Oregon Itinerary

13 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Trip Planner

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Portland
— 6 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Bus to Eugene, Or, Fly to Los Angeles

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Portland

— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Portland Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Hillsboro (Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve & Shute Park Aquatic and Recreation Center) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portland tour itinerary planning app.

Los Angeles to Portland is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Portland is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Bring the kids along to Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Take a break from Cannon Beach with a short trip to Astoria Column in Astoria, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and stop by Beach Books.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Get outdoors at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Nye Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Oregon Coast Aquarium. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Florence (Sea Lion Caves & Heceta Head Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Yaquina Bay Bridge, get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, and get great views at Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Newport trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, Newport is a bit cooler than Cannon Beach - with highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

4.5
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.