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:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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've added Portland State University, Oregon Holocaust Memorial, Wahclella Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Wahclella Falls ©
Wahclella Falls
Portland Saturday Market ©
Portland Saturday Market

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You've now added Cannon Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, look for gifts at Seaside Candyman, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally stroll through Cannon Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seaside Aquarium, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online route builder .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in August; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

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Astoria, Seaside
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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