6 days in Oregon Itinerary

6 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Trip Planner

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— 1 night
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Bus to Union Station, Portland, Fly to New York JFK



— 1 night

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 10th (Mon): trek along Forest Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Vista House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, then examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, then admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portland planning site.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Portland dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get little chillier in Cannon Beach: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches


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Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): learn and have fun at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museum, then examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, and finally examine the collection at Oregon Film Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Astoria by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Astoria are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Museums · Classes · Nature · Parks

Oregon travel guide

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.