5 days in Oregon Itinerary

5 days in Oregon Itinerary

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5 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hood River
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
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 (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portland visit planning tool .

San Francisco to Portland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Portland at 45°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then stop by Cannon Beach Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

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Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hood River trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in December: high temperatures in Hood River hover around 41°F and lows are around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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