9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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Portland
— 1 night
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Astoria
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Portland

— 1 night

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 28th (Fri): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books and then wander the streets of Pearl District. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, admire the striking features of Vista House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Portland Saturday Market, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Portland route planner.

Kansas City to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in September, expect Portland to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get some cultural insight at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Flavel House Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bronze Coast Gallery and Beach Books. Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column and take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Astoria trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Portland to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Astoria: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, stroll through Nye Beach, and then look for gifts at The Chocolate Frog. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Edge Art Gallery.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Newport holiday planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Newport are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and then catch some excitement at Sandland Adventures.

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You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Fun & Games

Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.