6 days in Oregon Itinerary

6 days in Oregon Itinerary

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6 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Portland

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland route planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Portland. October in Portland sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Columbia River Highway
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

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nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally look for gifts at Seaside Candyman. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln City Glass Center.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Newport trip planning site .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lincoln City Glass Center, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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