16 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

16 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

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16 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coos Bay
— 2 nights
3
Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 8th (Sun), snap pictures at Yaquina Bay Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, then stop by Made in Oregon, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and finally identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport online travel route planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Newport is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Boiler Bay State Wayside, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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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. You've now added Heceta Head Lighthouse to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, stroll the grounds of Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and then relax in the rural setting at Cranberry Sweets.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Coos Bay trip planner .

Getting from Newport to Coos Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Heceta Head Lighthouse, Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
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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
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Heceta Head Lighthouse. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Coos Bay Boardwalk, make a trip to Steve Prefontaine Murals, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and finally take in the views from McCullough Memorial Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coos Bay online holiday planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
McCullough Memorial Bridge ©
McCullough Memorial Bridge

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Long Beach (Marsh's Free Museum & Long Beach). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, stop by Fernhill Glass, and examine the collection at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Astoria online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Coos Bay to Astoria in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Long Beach
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Fort Stevens State Park ©
Fort Stevens State Park
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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 18th (Wed): walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park and then identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then walk around Laurelhurst Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip planner .

You can drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Astoria in September, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

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
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Step out of Cannon Beach with an excursion to Tillamook Air Museum in Tillamook--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tillamook Air Museum
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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