5 days in Crescent City, Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

5 days in Crescent City, Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

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5 days in Crescent City, Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  10​h 45​min
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Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Astoria
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Houston

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Stout Grove, then admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Battery Point Lighthouse.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Crescent City trip planner .

Houston to Crescent City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Houston in July, with highs in Crescent City at 62°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria trip planner .

You can drive from Crescent City to Astoria in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Crescent City in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Astoria, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

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Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Astoria to Cannon Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Tillamook Rock Light ©
Tillamook Rock Light

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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 20th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway and then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Portland online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Columbia River Highway
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Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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