11 days in Cannon Beach, Rockaway Beach & Newport Itinerary

11 days in Cannon Beach, Rockaway Beach & Newport Itinerary

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11 days in Cannon Beach, Rockaway Beach & Newport Itinerary

Start: Spokane Valley
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Rockaway Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Spokane Valley

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, stop by Seaside Candyman, then identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column, and finally trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Icefire Glassworks, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with White Bird Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip itinerary tool .

Spokane Valley to Cannon Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Spokane Valley, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rockaway Beach.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Candyman
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Seaside Candyman ©
Seaside Candyman

5
nights
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach ©
Rockaway Beach is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rockaway Beach Wayside and Cape Lookout State Park. Head to Bear Creek Artichokes and Flamingo Jim'sfor some retail therapy. Explore Rockaway Beach's surroundings by going to Netarts Bay (in Netarts) and Tillamook Air Museum (in Tillamook). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Kelly's Brighton Marina, look for all kinds of wild species at Nevor Shellfish Farm, take in the waterfront at Garibaldi Boat Basin, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockaway Beach tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Rockaway Beach by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Cannon Beach to Rockaway Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Rockaway Beach are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Rockaway Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tillamook, Garibaldi, Netarts Bay, Kilchis Point Reserve, Wheeler Station Antiques
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Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park
Kilchis Point Reserve ©
Kilchis Point Reserve

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Attractions like Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area and Oregon Coast Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Yachats State Park and Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Hobbit Trail (in Florence) and Roads End State Recreation Site (in Lincoln City). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, admire the majestic nature at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and get engrossed in the history at Waldport Heritage Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Newport trip maker website .

You can drive from Rockaway Beach to Newport in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rockaway Beach to Newport due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rockaway Beach, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waldport, Depoe Bay, Yachats State Park, Roads End State Recreation Site, Hobbit Trail
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Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy ©
Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy

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