13 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

13 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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13 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
1
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tillamook
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Heceta Head Lighthouse and Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and Shore Acres State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats) and Face Rock Creamery (in Bandon). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Sea Lion Caves and take in the exciting artwork at Backstreet Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence travel route planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Florence is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: high temperatures in Florence hover around 23°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bandon, Shore Acres State Park, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at Lincoln City Glass Center and Mossy Creek Pottery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Wave Gallery (in Yachats) and Lincoln City (Freed Gallery, Lincoln City Outlets, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, stroll around Whale Park, and hike along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Wave Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Visiting Hug Point State Recreation Site and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Tillamook Air Museum and Cape Meares Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tillamook: Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach), Wheeler Station Antiques (in Wheeler) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Bear Creek Artichokes, stroll through Cedar Wetlands Preserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Nevor Shellfish Farm, and look for gifts at Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tillamook trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Newport to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newport to Tillamook. In September, daily temperatures in Tillamook can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cedar Wetlands Preserve, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Oswald West State Park, Manzanita Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get outdoors at Haystack Rock and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Ecola State Park). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial, stop by Beach Books, look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Astoria trip maker website .

You can drive from Tillamook to Astoria in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tillamook to Astoria is minus 1 hour. In September in Astoria, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

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