3 days in Oregon Itinerary

3 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Portland
— 1 day
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Portland

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, trek along Waterfront Renaissance Trail, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portland visit site.

Seattle to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

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Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 7th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, then examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, and then hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Astoria online road trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Astoria are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.