7 days in Oregon Itinerary

7 days in Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon trip itinerary planner

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Florence
— 1 night
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 15th (Sat), cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then take a memorable drive along Oregon Coast Hwy, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Backstreet Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sweet Creek Falls, and then play a few rounds at Ocean Dunes Golf Links.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary site.

Indianapolis to Florence is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in May, with highs in Florence at 62°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mike Miller Park, get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, then kick back and relax at Nye Beach, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Newport travel website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Newport are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, then kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and finally trek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, stop by Bronze Coast Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach online route builder.

Drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, admire the natural beauty at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, then go for a walk through Wintler Community Park, and finally grab your bike and head to Willamette River Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in May: highs in Portland hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.