9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  9​h
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Ashland
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
On the 6th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden and then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then stroll around South Park Blocks, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portland online trip maker .

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Portland due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Portland dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 9th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then pause for some photo ops at Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cannon Beach online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Stevens State Park ©
Fort Stevens State Park

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Newport online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in July: high temperatures in Newport hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Newport's Historic Bayfront ©
Newport's Historic Bayfront

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 12th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Newport to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ashland.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

1
night
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): walk around Lithia Park, then see a show at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Ashland holiday planning site .

You can drive from Florence to Ashland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Florence in July, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Ashland: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ashland

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lithia Park ©
Lithia Park
Oregon Shakespeare Festival ©
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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