6 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

6 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

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6 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  9​h
1
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Denver

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Battery Russell, then learn about winemaking at Shallon Winery, then visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fort George Brewery and Public House.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria online travel route planner .

Denver to Astoria is an approximately 9-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. 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 January, expect Astoria to be a bit warmer, temps between 50°F and 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Astoria

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trip

Battery Russell
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Lightship Columbia ©
Lightship Columbia
Shallon Winery ©
Shallon Winery

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Seaside Museum & Historical Society, kick back and relax at Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area, then take an in-depth tour of Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach route maker site .

Drive from Astoria to Cannon Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Seaside
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Seaside Museum & Historical Society ©

1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 12th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Yamhill Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Maysara Winery, then steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, and finally get some fabulous bargains at The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tillamook day trip site .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Tillamook by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach to Tillamook, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Tillamook, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Tillamook

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

McMinnville, The Myrtlewood Factory
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Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Maysara Winery ©
Maysara Winery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Portland day trip planner .

Drive from Tillamook to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tillamook to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tillamook in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dayton, Soter Vineyards, Columbia River Highway
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Winter's Hill Estate ©
Winter's Hill Estate
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Vista Hills Treehouse Tasting Room ©
Vista Hills Treehouse Tasting Room

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