7 days in Oregon Itinerary

7 days in Oregon Itinerary

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7 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  4​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stop by Powell's City of Books, take a stroll through Ladd's Addition, and then steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

Salt Lake City to Portland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Portland is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect Portland to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Highway, Sokol Blosser Winery
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, then see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and finally stroll around Starvation Creek State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hood River using our trip planner.

You can take a bus from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Hood River, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Trails Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Starvation Creek State Park, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
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3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Haystack Rock and Manzanita Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Fort Stevens State Park (in Astoria) and Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park and see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach journey planning tool .

You can drive from Hood River to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in July, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Seaside Inverted Experience, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 10th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yachats trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Yachats by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in July: high temperatures in Yachats hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park

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