5 days in Portland, Cannon Beach & Astoria Itinerary

5 days in Portland, Cannon Beach & Astoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip itinerary planner
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— 2 nights
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
— 1 night
Bus to Portland, Fly to Denver


Portland — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): walk around Laurelhurst Park and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Portland sightseeing website.

Denver to Portland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in Portland. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cannon Beach.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Side Trip

Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in May, you will find days in Cannon Beach are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Astoria.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip

Astoria — 1 night

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Astoria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Astoria are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife