15 days in Redwood National Park & Oregon Coast Itinerary

15 days in Redwood National Park & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Bandon
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Seaside
— 4 nights
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Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 2nd (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Richfield to Redwood National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richfield to Redwood National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Richfield, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bandon.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bandon

— 3 nights
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Family-friendly places like Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and Coquille Point will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bandon: Coos Bay (Cape Arago State Park & Shore Acres State Park) and Wildlife Safari (in Winston). There's lots more to do: tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, admire the majestic nature at Bandon State Park, stop by Misty Meadows Jams, and look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Game Park Safari.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bandon visit planner.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Bandon in 4 hours. August in Bandon sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then stroll through Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, and finally stroll through Heceta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Siuslaw River Bridge, examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, then Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, and finally enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bandon to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Attractions like Oregon Coast Aquarium and Yaquina Head Lighthouse make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Yachats coastline & Bazalgette the Whale at Whale Park). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, and snap pictures at Yaquina Bay Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Newport travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Newport, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seaside.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Seaside

— 4 nights
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Family-friendly places like Cannon Beach and Oswald West State Park will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, and explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seaside trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Newport to Seaside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newport in August: highs in Seaside hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seaside

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.