3 days in Newport & Portland Itinerary

3 days in Newport & Portland Itinerary

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3 days in Newport & Portland Itinerary

Start: Grants Pass
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Newport
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Grants Pass

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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 26th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Newport sightseeing planning app .

Grants Pass to Newport is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grants Pass in December; daily highs in Newport reach 49°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Newport's Historic Bayfront ©
Newport's Historic Bayfront

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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.
On the 27th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then do a tasting at Carlton Winemakers Studio, and then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip planning website .

Getting from Newport to Portland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Carlton Winemakers Studio
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Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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