14 days in Morro Bay & Portland Itinerary

14 days in Morro Bay & Portland Itinerary

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14 days in Morro Bay & Portland Itinerary

Start: San Luis Obispo
Drive:  30​min
1
Morro Bay
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Luis Obispo

7
nights
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Morro Bay National Estuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach and Morro Strand State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Morro Bay side-trips: San Simeon (Piedras Blancas & Hearst Ranch Winery), Peachy Canyon Winery (in Templeton) and Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park, grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, see the interesting displays at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, and take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Morro Bay trip itinerary planning website .

San Luis Obispo to Morro Bay is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Morro Bay can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, Avila Beach, Paso Robles, Mission San Antonio de Padua
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Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Northwest (Nob Hill) and Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Visit Columbia River Highway and Pittock Mansion for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Latourell Falls (in Corbett), Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge (in Hood River). The adventure continues: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Morro Bay to Portland takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Portland sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbia River Highway, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, Oneonta Gorge, Latourell Falls, Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
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Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

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