15 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

Start: Billings
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6​h
1
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Billings

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Cannon Beach side-trips: Astoria (Astoria Column, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, and examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip tool .

Billings to Cannon Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Billings in September, you will find days in Cannon Beach are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Cranberry Sweets, make a trip to McCullough Memorial Bridge, then stop by Misty Meadows Jams, and finally explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coos Bay trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Coos Bay by car takes about 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then have some family-friendly fun at Sandland Adventures, and finally snap pictures at Siuslaw River Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then enjoy some diversion at Sand Master Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coos Bay to Florence in 1.5 hours. September in Florence sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yachats
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Yachats coastline (in Yachats) and Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, stroll through Nye Beach, and get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Lincoln City Glass Center, Yachats coastline
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park and then identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, walk around Laurelhurst Park, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Portland trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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