15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Astoria
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Tillamook
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

4
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Take a break from the city and head to Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Ecola State Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Bronze Coast Gallery (in Cannon Beach), Lewis & Clark Salt Works (in Seaside) and Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and make a trip to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Astoria is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Hug Point State Recreation Site
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Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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 8th (Thu), 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. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at West Coast Game Park Safari, take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bandon State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coos Bay online day trip planner .

You can drive from Astoria to Coos Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Coos Bay can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bandon
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Devil's Churn. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport) and Yachats State Park (in Yachats). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, and get your game on at Sandland Adventures.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Coos Bay to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
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Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves

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.
Get in touch with nature at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Hatfield Marine Science Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City) and Yachats coastline (in Yachats). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, stop by Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, and take in the views from Yaquina Bay Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planner .

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Newport, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Lincoln City Glass Center, Yachats coastline
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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 16th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Tillamook Air Museum, get engrossed in the history at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Nevor Shellfish Farm, then kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and finally trek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bayocean Peninsula County Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tillamook trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Newport to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newport to Tillamook. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newport in August: highs in Tillamook hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse

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