15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Portland, Bus to Newport
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Newport
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tillamook
— 3 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 5 nights
Bus to Union Station, Portland, Fly to Green Bay

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Newport

— 4 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Yachats (Smelt Sands State Park, Yachats State Park, &more) and Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, kick back and relax at Nye Beach, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Newport trip planner.

Green Bay to Newport is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Green Bay to Newport. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Newport when traveling from Green Bay in April, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 8th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach, then see Sandland Adventures, and then admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Tillamook

— 3 nights
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Explore Tillamook's surroundings by going to Manzanita (Manzanita Beach & Short Sands Beach), Nehalem Bay State Park (in Nehalem) and Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, take a memorable drive along Three Capes Scenic Drive, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and stop by Myrtlewood Factory Outlet Garibaldi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tillamook day trip site.

You can drive from Florence to Tillamook in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Florence to Tillamook, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Tillamook are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Astoria

— 5 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Seaside (Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area, Seaside Aquarium, &more) and Cannon Beach (Tillamook Rock Light, Ecola State Park, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, contemplate the long history of Battery Russell, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and make a trip to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument.

Before you visit Astoria, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Tillamook to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Astoria. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oregon Coast travel guide

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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.