4 days in Cannon Beach & Portland Itinerary

4 days in Cannon Beach & Portland Itinerary

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4 days in Cannon Beach & Portland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 2 nights
End: Portland

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then stop by Sesame and Lillies. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Neahkahnie Mountain, and then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach itinerary site .

Portland to Cannon Beach is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria Column, Neahkahnie Mountain
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Neahkahnie Mountain ©
Neahkahnie Mountain
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then get outside with Portland Timbers, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portland day trip site .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in May, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers

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