8 days in Portland, Oregon Coast & Salem Itinerary

8 days in Portland, Oregon Coast & Salem Itinerary

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Portland
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Salem
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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

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 30th (Sun): see the world from above with Envi Adventures, then get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, then admire the sheer force of Latourell Falls, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Waterfront Renaissance Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum, and then get some thrills on the water with Willamette Jetboat Excursions.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland vacation planner.

Savannah to Portland is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Savannah to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Savannah in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Portland. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Latourell Falls ©
Latourell Falls
Envi Adventures ©
Envi Adventures
Hoyt Arboretum ©
Hoyt Arboretum

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Portland in August, with highs in Cannon Beach at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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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 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mike Miller Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Seal Rock State Wayside. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with Marine Discovery Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Otter Crest Loop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip maker tool.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Marine Discovery Tours ©
Marine Discovery Tours

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Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. On the 5th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Powerland Heritage Park, then do a tasting at Brooks Wine, then learn about winemaking at Keeler Estate Vineyard, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salem journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Newport to Salem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in September, expect nights in Salem to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Powerland Heritage Park ©
Powerland Heritage Park
Keeler Estate Vineyard ©
Keeler Estate Vineyard
Brooks Wine ©
Brooks Wine

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