5 days in Crescent City, Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

5 days in Crescent City, Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

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Crescent City
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Astoria
— 1 day
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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Crescent City

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

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Crescent City day trip planning website.

Houston to Crescent City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Crescent City is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Houston in July, with highs in Crescent City at 62°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Astoria travel planning app.

You can drive from Crescent City to Astoria in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Crescent City in July: highs in Astoria hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Astoria

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Astoria to Cannon Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Portland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway and then don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portland route site.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oregon Coast travel guide

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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.