10 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

10 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast visit planner

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Tillamook
— 1 night
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Astoria
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Tillamook

— 1 night
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at International Police Museum, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Tillamook Air Museum, and finally take a memorable drive along Three Capes Scenic Drive.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tillamook travel route builder tool.

Tucson to Tillamook is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in August, things will get colder in Tillamook: highs are around 71°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park, Cannon Beach, &more) and Seaside (Seaside Aquarium & Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column, appreciate the history behind Chief Comcomly Memorial, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Astoria day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tillamook to Astoria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats coastline (in Yachats) and Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planning site.

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Astoria, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, explore and take pictures at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Sea Lion Caves and then experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Florence

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.