13 days in Oregon Coast & Chicago Itinerary

13 days in Oregon Coast & Chicago Itinerary

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13 days in Oregon Coast & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
End: Chicago

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lewis & Clark Salt Works. Visit Haystack Rock and Manzanita Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Astoria (Astoria Column & Fort Stevens State Park) and Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, stroll through Cannon Beach, and see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach itinerary planner.

Chicago to Cannon Beach is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Cannon Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect Cannon Beach to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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.
Visit Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Gleneden Beach State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Yachats State Park (in Yachats), Proposal Rock (in Neskowin) and Sand Master Park (in Florence). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Newport tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cannon Beach in July, with highs in Newport at 63°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Sand Master Park - Sandboarding, Proposal Rock
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. On the 27th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park, admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coos Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Newport to Coos Bay in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Coos Bay can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park
Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery ©
Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Science and Industry and The Field Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chicago online holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coos Bay to Chicago. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Coos Bay to Chicago. Traveling from Coos Bay in July, expect Chicago to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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