8 days in Portland, Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge & Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Portland, Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Portland, Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  9​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Cascade Locks
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Newport
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Portland road trip planner .

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, Portland is little chillier at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vancouver, Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society

1
night
Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks ©
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get answers to all your questions at Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and finally stroll through Starvation Creek State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cascade Locks sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cascade Locks takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, expect nights in Cascade Locks to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center
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Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center ©
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 24th (Tue), examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, then trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Cascade Locks to Astoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cascade Locks in September, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Astoria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach planner .

You can drive from Astoria to Cannon Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach
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Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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night
Newport

Newport ©
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 27th (Fri): get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, stroll through Nye Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for little chillier days in Newport, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hatfield Marine Science Center ©
Hatfield Marine Science Center

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