10 days in California's Central Coast, Redwood National Park & Oregon Coast Itinerary

10 days in California's Central Coast, Redwood National Park & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Morro Bay
— 2 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Bus to Portland, Fly to Traverse City

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Morro Bay

— 2 nights
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Morro Bay Maritime Museum, then play a few rounds at Morro Bay Golf Course, then look for all kinds of wild species at Heron and Cormorant Rookery, and finally look for gifts at The Shell Shop.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Morro Bay holiday planning website.

Traverse City to Morro Bay is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Traverse City to Morro Bay. Traveling from Traverse City in March, things will get much warmer in Morro Bay: highs are around 71°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach and then trek along Trillium Falls Hike.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Morro Bay to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Morro Bay in March, expect Redwood National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 57°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Newport

— 1 night
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 1st (Wed): hike along Ocean to Bay Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and finally kick back and relax at Nye Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip builder.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Newport takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. March in Newport sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Clatsop Spit, then look for gifts at Seaside Candyman, then trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, and finally trek along Cathedral Tree Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, then stroll through Hug Point State Recreation Site, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria route app.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Astoria sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.