8 days in Portland & Cannon Beach Itinerary

8 days in Portland & Cannon Beach Itinerary

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8 days in Portland & Cannon Beach Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Portland

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount St. Helens and Little Zigzag Falls. Get in touch with nature at Mount Hood and Bonneville Hatchery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Phelps Creek Vineyards (in Hood River) and Cascade Locks (Starvation Creek State Park & Oneonta Gorge). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Hood River, Mount St. Helens, Little Zigzag Falls, Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach planning site .

Getting from Portland to Cannon Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, Cannon Beach is slightly colder than Portland - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park