12 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Portland, Bus to Astoria
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Coos Bay
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Astoria — 4 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Take a break from the city and head to Cannon Beach and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seaside Inverted Experience and Seaside Museum & Historical Society. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Nehalem Bay State Park (in Nehalem) and Cannon Beach (Oswald West State Park, Haystack Rock, &more). There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria vacation tool.

New York City to Astoria is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to Astoria, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Astoria reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tillamook.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Tillamook — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tillamook Air Museum, take a memorable drive along Three Capes Scenic Drive, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tillamook Forest Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Bayocean Peninsula County Park, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, then trek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, and finally kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Tillamook trip planning website.

You can drive from Astoria to Tillamook in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Astoria to Tillamook is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Tillamook are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coos Bay.
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Coos Bay — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park, admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Face Rock Creamery, immerse yourself in nature at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and then tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

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You can drive from Tillamook to Coos Bay in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tillamook to Coos Bay is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yachats.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf
Side Trip

Yachats — 3 nights

On the 14th (Wed), trek along Hobbit Trail, admire all the interesting features of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): get outside with Sand Master Park - Sandboarding, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then head outdoors with Sandland Adventures.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yachats day trip tool.

Drive from Coos Bay to Yachats in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

Oregon Coast travel guide

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.