8 days in Portland, Salem & Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Portland, Salem & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
2
Salem
— 1 night
3
Newport
— 1 night
4
Florence
— 3 nights

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Willamette Jetboat Excursions and Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks), Swan Island Dahlias (in Canby) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, explore the landscape on two wheels at Willamette River Trail, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portland day trip site.

Savannah to Portland is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Savannah to Portland. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Savannah in August since evenings lows in Portland dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Willamette River Trail, Oneonta Gorge, Swan Island Dahlias, Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour, Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Willamette Jetboat Excursions ©
Willamette Jetboat Excursions
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): find something for the whole family at Enchanted Forest Theme Park, then walk around Bush's Pasture Park, and then walk around Minto-Brown Island Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Salem route maker site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Salem, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Minto-Brown Island Park ©
Minto-Brown Island Park
Enchanted Forest Theme Park ©
Enchanted Forest Theme Park
Bush's Pasture Park ©
Bush's Pasture Park

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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 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mike Miller Park, admire the majestic nature at Seal Rock State Wayside, then kick back and relax at Nye Beach, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Newport day trip planning tool.

Drive from Salem to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Salem in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Seal Rock State Wayside, Mike Miller Park
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Siuslaw River Bridge, experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures, and then admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well.

Plan trip to Florence with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yachats
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park ©
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

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