12 days in Seattle, Oregon Coast & Redwood National Park Itinerary

12 days in Seattle, Oregon Coast & Redwood National Park Itinerary

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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights



Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel route app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Seattle. In May, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Cannon Beach.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Cannon Beach — 3 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the top attractions with High Life Adventures, look for gifts at Beach Books, and then stroll through Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach online attractions planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, you will find days in Cannon Beach are a bit cooler (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newport.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Newport — 2 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center and then Head underground at Sea Lion Caves. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Newport tour itinerary app.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coos Bay.
Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Side Trip

Coos Bay — 2 nights

Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Coquille River Lighthouse and then immerse yourself in nature at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coos Bay trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Newport to Coos Bay takes 2.5 hours. In May in Coos Bay, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Redwood National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Redwood National Park — 3 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Get out of town with these interesting Redwood National Park side-trips: Trinidad State Beach (in Trinidad), Orick (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park & Fern Canyon) and Klamath (Trees of Mystery & Tour-Through Tree). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Redwood National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Coos Bay to Redwood National Park in 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Redwood National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

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.