13 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

13 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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13 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Astoria
— 3 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:  1​h 15​min
5
Coos Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Phoenix

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, & more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column, stop by Beach Books, steep yourself in history at Lewis & Clark Salt Works, and admire all the interesting features of Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria journey tool .

Phoenix to Astoria is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Astoria. In August, Astoria is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seaside, Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tillamook Air Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, then examine the collection at International Police Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Nehalem Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach.

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Traveling by car from Astoria to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Astoria to Tillamook. August in Tillamook sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Oswald West State Park, Nehalem Bay State Park, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then take in the exciting artwork at Lincoln City Glass Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and finally take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Newport trip planning app .

You can drive from Tillamook to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tillamook in August: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lincoln City Glass Center, Yachats coastline
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): have fun at Sand Master Park, then Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, and then try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well.

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Getting from Newport to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Florence

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yachats
Highlights from your plan
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

3
nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Coos Bay: Bandon (Face Rock Creamery, Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, & more) and Cape Blanco Lighthouse (in Port Orford). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park, tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and steep yourself in history at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coos Bay trip builder app .

You can drive from Florence to Coos Bay in 1.5 hours. In September in Coos Bay, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bandon, Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park

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