6 days in Oregon Itinerary

6 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon route planner

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Portland
— 1 day
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 1 day

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

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Portland. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
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, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally stop by Seaside Candyman. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights
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, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Newport tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.