6 days in Portland & Astoria Itinerary

6 days in Portland & Astoria Itinerary

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6 days in Portland & Astoria Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h
1
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Astoria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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

Minneapolis to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Portland. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 60°F at night. You'll set off for Astoria on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

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nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You've added Peter Iredale Ship Wreck, Chief Comcomly Memorial, Oregon Film Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Astoria Column, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Clatsop National Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Astoria route website .

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in August: high temperatures in Astoria hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Peter Iredale Ship Wreck
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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Portland

Portland
To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip planning site .

You can drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Astoria in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 11th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

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