16 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

16 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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16 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Victoria, Vancouver Island
ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Brookings
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Newport
— 2 nights
drive:  9​h
End: Victoria, Vancouver Island

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 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then explore the galleries of Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

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Victoria, Canada to Astoria is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of ferry and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. On the 5th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Harris Beach State Park, hike along Stout Grove, then admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and finally examine the collection at Battery Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take an unorthodox tour of Trees of Mystery, stroll through Enderts Beach, and then cruise along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.

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You can drive from Astoria to Brookings in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August in Brookings, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Crescent City, Enderts Beach, Trees of Mystery
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Harris Beach State Park ©
Harris Beach State Park
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

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 Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Attractions like Sandland Adventures and Sand Master Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Devil's Churn in Yachats--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, hike along Hobbit Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint.

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You can drive from Brookings to Florence in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Reedsport
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Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Wetlands Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, identify plant and animal life at Kilchis Point Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Tillamook Air Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Nevor Shellfish Farm, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Munson Creek Falls. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bayocean Peninsula County Park, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Tillamook Forest Center.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Tillamook takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 August in Tillamook, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Kilchis Point Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Game Park Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandon State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point, and finally enjoy the sea views from Coquille River Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coos Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Coos Bay takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Coos Bay. In August, daytime highs in Coos Bay are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bandon
Highlights from your plan
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

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 15th (Thu), trek along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, and finally look for gifts at Made in Oregon.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip planner .

You can drive from Coos Bay to Newport in 2.5 hours. August in Newport sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium

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