16 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

16 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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16 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Lugano
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
1
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Astoria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Lugano

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 out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City) and Yachats coastline (in Yachats). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, and engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Newport day trip planning tool .

Lugano, Switzerland to Newport is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Lugano in September, expect Newport to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln City Glass Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Yachats coastline
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Devil's Churn). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Sandland Adventures, take in the pleasant sights at Strawberry Hill Wayside, have fun at Sand Master Park, and admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence online route planner .

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yachats
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park, and then stroll the grounds of Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and then explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coos Bay online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Coos Bay takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Coos Bay can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
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 (Turnaround at Seaside & Seaside Aquarium) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, & more). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, contemplate the long history of Fort Clatsop National Memorial, look for gifts at Beach Books, and make a trip to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria visit planning website .

You can drive from Coos Bay to Astoria in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Astoria sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Cannon Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 28th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park, enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, and then take a memorable drive along Three Capes Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Tillamook Forest Center, then take an in-depth tour of Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and finally stop by Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tillamook travel route planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. September in Tillamook sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Three Capes Scenic Drive, Rockaway Beach Wayside
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Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Three Capes Scenic Drive ©
Three Capes Scenic Drive

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