13 days in Oregon Coast, Seattle & Richland Itinerary

13 days in Oregon Coast, Seattle & Richland Itinerary

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13 days in Oregon Coast, Seattle & Richland Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lincoln City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Richland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then pause for some photo ops at Bazalgette the Whale at Whale Park, and then kick back and relax at Nye Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Yachats trip maker site .

Salt Lake City to Yachats is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Yachats due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in June, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nye Beach, Heceta Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

3
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Meares Lighthouse and Lincoln City Glass Center. Appreciate the collections at Prehistoric and The Sparks Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln City: Newport (Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, & more). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and don't miss a visit to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Statue.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lincoln City route planner .

Traveling by car from Yachats to Lincoln City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Lincoln City, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport, Depoe Bay, Cape Meares Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Lewis & Clark Salt Works. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Columbia River Maritime Museum, look for gifts at Seaside Candyman, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Cannon Beach Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria route planning tool .

Getting from Lincoln City to Astoria by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
Highlights from your plan
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

5
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and Hands On Children's Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to LeMay - America's Car Museum and Bruce Lee Grave Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Bainbridge Island (Bainbridge Arts & Crafts & Bloedel Reserve), Waverly Beach Park (in Kirkland) and Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sky View Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at Port Gamble Museum, and stroll around Kerry Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle planning app .

Drive from Astoria to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Astoria in June: highs in Seattle hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Richland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bainbridge Island, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Port Gamble Museum, Waverly Beach Park, LeMay - America's Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

1
night
Richland

Richland ©
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Franklin County Historical Museum, take an in-depth tour of The REACH Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Richland planner .

You can drive from Seattle to Richland in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Richland: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Richland

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franklin County Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
The REACH Museum ©
The REACH Museum
Franklin County Historical Museum ©
Franklin County Historical Museum

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