8 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Trip Planner

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Manzanita
— 2 nights
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Pacific City
— 1 night
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 1 night

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Manzanita

— 2 nights
Manzanita is a coastal city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Nehalem Bay State Park, Cape Meares Lighthouse and Tillamook Creamery. On the 28th (Wed), learn the secrets of production at Tillamook Creamery and then admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Manzanita trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Manzanita. June in Manzanita sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will leave for Pacific City on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Manzanita

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Pacific City

— 1 night
Pacific City is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pacific City online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Manzanita to Pacific City in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Pacific City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Nye Beach, meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Newport visit planner.

You can drive from Pacific City to Newport in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Pacific City in July, you will find days in Newport are a bit cooler (63°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

Start your trip to Portland by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Newport to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Newport in July, expect Portland to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 59°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

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.