8 days in Portland & Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Portland & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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1
Portland
— 2 nights
2
Newport
— 1 night
3
Tillamook
— 1 night
4
Astoria
— 3 nights

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.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Columbia River Highway are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Portland Art Museum. Go for a jaunt from Portland to McMinnville to see Remy Wines about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

McMinnville, Columbia River Highway
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry ©
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Portland in April, plan for slightly colder days in Newport, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, and then see the interesting displays at Tillamook Air Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tillamook driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newport to Tillamook. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum ©
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum

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nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Visit Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach for some beach relaxation. Columbia River Maritime Museum and Flavel House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ecola State Park (in Cannon Beach) and Grays River Covered Bridge (in Grays River). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Clatsop National Memorial, appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia, and see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Astoria tour site.

Getting from Tillamook to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tillamook to Astoria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Astoria are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Grays River Covered Bridge
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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