8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Edinburgh

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 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stroll through South Park Blocks.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Portland online vacation planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Portland is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Portland due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in October: high temperatures in Portland hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip maker site .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach Wayside
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then browse the exhibits of Hatfield Marine Science Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Newport trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Newport sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Hatfield Marine Science Center ©
Hatfield Marine Science Center

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, learn about winemaking at Marchesi Vineyards, and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Hood River road trip planner.

Drive from Newport to Hood River in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in October, expect nights in Hood River to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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