17 days in Portland, Oregon Coast & Southern Oregon Itinerary

17 days in Portland, Oregon Coast & Southern Oregon Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 10 nights
Grants Pass
Drive to Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport



— 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.
Head to Powell's City of Books and Northwest (Nob Hill)for plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Live Laugh Love Art. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner) and Archery Summit Winery (in Dayton). Dedicate the 12th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, take a stroll through Pearl District, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, and visit Ladd's Addition.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portland journey planner.

Minneapolis to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Portland, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in February, things will get warmer in Portland: highs are around 51°F and lows about 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 15th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, then stroll through Haystack Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach journey site.

Getting from Portland to Cannon Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature


— 2 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, then Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Overleaf Spa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip


— 10 nights
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Myers Creek Beach and Lone Ranch Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bandon Historical Society Museum and Becker Vineyard. Explore Bandon's surroundings by going to Ophir Beach (in Ophir), Curry Historical Museum (in Gold Beach) and Port Orford (Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum, Hawthorne Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, take an in-depth tour of Coos History Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandon State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bandon trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Bandon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Bandon, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Grants Pass.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Grants Pass

Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. On the 27th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center and then view the masterpieces at The Glass Forge.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grants Pass day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bandon to Grants Pass takes 3 hours. In February, Grants Pass is slightly colder than Bandon - with highs of 43°F and lows of 33°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grants Pass

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Oregon Coast travel guide

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.