8 days in San Diego & Oregon Itinerary

8 days in San Diego & Oregon Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Timberline Lodge
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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. We've included these beaches for you: Black's Beach and Children's Pool. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and stroll around Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego journey planner.

Detroit to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to San Diego. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take a tour by water with Willamette Jetboat Excursions, get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally hike along Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and then whizz through the canopy at Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip app.

Getting from San Diego to Portland by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Portland to be slightly colder, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour ©
Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 15th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Cannon Beach online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Cannon Beach are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Timberline Lodge trip maker tool.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Timberline Lodge in 3 hours. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Timberline Lodge, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Nature
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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