10 days in Newport, Coos Bay & Gold Beach Itinerary

10 days in Newport, Coos Bay & Gold Beach Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Arcata
Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Newport
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Coos Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Gold Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Arcata

4
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Visit Heceta Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse for their historical value. Visit Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Heceta Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to McMinnville (Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum & Remy Wines), Brooks Wine (in Amity) and Lincoln City (Freed Gallery & Lincoln City Glass Center). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, learn something new at Oregon Coast Glassworks, stroll through Nye Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planning site.

Arcata to Newport is an approximately 6.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. June in Newport sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

McMinnville, Florence, Lincoln City, Brooks Wine, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

4
nights
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Get some historical perspective at Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery. Shop till you drop at Cranberry Sweets and Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop. Get out of town with these interesting Coos Bay side-trips: Sandland Adventures (in Florence), Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop (in Winchester Bay) and Bandon (West Coast Game Park Safari, Second Street Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park and identify plant and animal life at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coos Bay itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Coos Bay in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Coos Bay can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gold Beach.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bandon, Sandland Adventures, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop, Cape Blanco Lighthouse
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures

1
night
Gold Beach

Gold Beach ©
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for gifts at Gold Beach Books, then take a tour of The Mary D Hume, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myers Creek Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Ranch Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Coos Bay to Gold Beach in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gold Beach are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Myers Creek Beach, Lone Ranch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach
Gold Beach Books ©
Gold Beach Books
The Mary D Hume ©
The Mary D Hume

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