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:  2​h
2
Astoria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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hours
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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Portland trip site .

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, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

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 Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, Peter Iredale Ship Wreck, and other attractions to your itinerary. Attractions like Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in August; daily highs in Astoria reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Peter Iredale Ship Wreck
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Fort Stevens State Park ©
Fort Stevens State Park

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
On the 10th (Sat), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip planning app .

Drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Astoria in August, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Portland

Shopping
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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