12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

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12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Salem
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Baker City
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Hug Point State Park. Get some cultural insight at Lightship Columbia and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. When in Astoria, make a side trip to see Turnaround at Seaside in Seaside, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria online holiday planner .

Seattle to Astoria is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hug Point State Park, Turnaround at Seaside
Highlights from your plan
Lightship Columbia ©
Lightship Columbia
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park, then see the interesting displays at International Police Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside, then go for a stroll along the water at Kelly's Brighton Marina, and then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tillamook trip planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Astoria to Tillamook is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum ©
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
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 19th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, admire the majestic nature at Smelt Sands State Park, then browse the exhibits of Hatfield Marine Science Center, and finally kick back and relax at Nye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Newport route planner .

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yachats, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Lincoln City Glass Center
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Hatfield Marine Science Center ©
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 21st (Tue), examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, take in the views from Siuslaw River Bridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and finally putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Sand Master Park, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, and then trek along Hobbit Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence online vacation planner .

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Salem.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Devil's Churn
Highlights from your plan
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum ©
Siuslaw River Bridge ©
Siuslaw River Bridge

2
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Oregon Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Falls State Park, and finally make a trip to Salem's Riverfront Carousel. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Historic Carousel and Museum, then learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards, and then see the interesting displays at Gilbert House Children's Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salem online vacation planner .

You can drive from Florence to Salem in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salem, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Baker City.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Silverton, The Historic Carousel and Museum, Willamette Valley Vineyards, St. Mary's Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Willamette Valley Vineyards ©
Willamette Valley Vineyards
The Historic Carousel and Museum ©
The Historic Carousel and Museum
Gilbert House Children's Museum ©
Gilbert House Children's Museum

1
day
Baker City

Baker City ©
Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Leo Adler House Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Baker Heritage Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Baker City road trip planner.

You can drive from Salem to Baker City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Salem in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 36°F in Baker City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baker City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Baker Heritage Museum ©
Baker Heritage Museum
Leo Adler House Museum ©
Leo Adler House Museum

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