8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Step out of the city life by going to Nye Beach and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Head to Lincoln City Glass Center and Made in Oregonfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Yachats (Devil's Churn, Thor's Well, & more). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take in the views from Yaquina Bay Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Newport trip planner .

Minneapolis to Newport is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Newport is a bit cooler than Minneapolis - with highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yachats, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Lincoln City Glass Center
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Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Lewis & Clark Salt Works. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria online road trip planner .

You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Astoria, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oswald West State Park, Manzanita Beach, Lewis & Clark Salt Works
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, do a tasting at Domaine Serene, and then stroll around Laurelhurst Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Depot Rail Museum, then explore the galleries of Vista House, and then steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip website .

Drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Troutdale, Vista House, Domaine Serene
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Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Domaine Serene ©
Domaine Serene

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