5 days in Oregon Itinerary

5 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Portland
— 1 night
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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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 12th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill).

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland itinerary maker tool.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Portland dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get slightly colder in Cannon Beach: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint and then cruise along Rim Dr.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park attractions planner.

You can fly from Cannon Beach to Crater Lake National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are much hotter, around 93°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Oregon travel guide

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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.