6 days in Oregon Itinerary

6 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Columbia River Highway and Eastbank Esplanade. Get outdoors at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Multnomah Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, wander the streets of Ladd's Addition, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

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Minneapolis to Portland is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Portland due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Columbia River Highway, Multnomah Falls
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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort Clatsop National Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then contemplate the long history of Lewis & Clark Salt Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Astoria trip website.

Drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get little chillier in Astoria: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Lewis & Clark Salt Works, Hug Point State Recreation Site
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
On the 28th (Fri), experience rural life at Kiyokawa Family Orchards and then hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Timberline Lodge trip planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Timberline Lodge in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Astoria, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Timberline Lodge, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Winter Sports Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kiyokawa Family Orchards
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Kiyokawa Family Orchards ©
Kiyokawa Family Orchards

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