11 days in Fargo & Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Fargo & Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fargo
— 1 night
Fly
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to Hector International Airport

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Fargo

— 1 night
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 12th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): tee off at Edgewood Golf, identify plant and animal life at Bluestem Prairie Preserve, and then steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fargo day trip site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Fargo. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Portland

— 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Volcano Lands - Private Tours. The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Columbia River Highway will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and get outside with Portland Timbers.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner.

Fly from Fargo to Portland in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fargo to Portland. Traveling from Fargo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Portland, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cannon Beach

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Manzanita Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Cannon Beach and Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. Get out of town with these interesting Cannon Beach side-trips: Tillamook Air Museum (in Tillamook) and Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, identify plant and animal life at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and stroll through Short Sands Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in May, plan for little chillier days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 20th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then kick back and relax at Nye Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mike Miller Park, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport travel site.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Timberline Lodge

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Timberline Lodge trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Newport to Timberline Lodge takes 4 hours. While traveling from Newport, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Timberline Lodge, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 49°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Winter Sports · Nature · Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Oregon travel guide

4.5
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.

Oregon Coast travel guide

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State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.