17 days in Ashland & Oregon Coast Itinerary

17 days in Ashland & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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17 days in Ashland & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Ashland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Brookings
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yachats
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Newport
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  8​h
End: Denver

2
nights
Ashland

Ashland ©
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Schneider Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Butte Creek Mill, then explore the striking landscape at Upper and Lower Table Rock, and finally see the interesting displays at Bear Hotel Artworks Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, browse the collection at Ashland Library, then stop by Rogue Creamery, and finally learn about winemaking at Dana Campbell Vineyards.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashland trip planner .

Denver to Ashland is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Ashland due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ashland, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Ashland

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rogue Creamery, Upper and Lower Table Rock, Butte Creek Mill, Bear Hotel Artworks Museum
Highlights from your plan
Schneider Museum of Art ©
Schneider Museum of Art
Upper and Lower Table Rock ©
Upper and Lower Table Rock
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum ©
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum

2
nights
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Lone Ranch Beach and McVay Rock State Recreation Site. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lone Ranch Beach, admire all the interesting features of Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, admire the majestic nature at Crissey Field State Park, then trek along Oregon Redwood Trail, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Chetco Brewing Company, and finally cruise along Welcome to California. On the next day, explore the activities along Point St George Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Brother Jonathan Cemetery, and then get great views at Natural Bridges Viewpoint.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Brookings fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Ashland to Brookings by car takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Ashland, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Brookings, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Yachats.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Crescent City
Highlights from your plan
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach
McVay Rock State Recreation Site ©
McVay Rock State Recreation Site

2
nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Smelt Sands State Park and then snap pictures at North Fork Yachats Covered Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Earthworks Gallery, then hike along Hobbit Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Little Log Church, and finally admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yachats trip planner .

You can drive from Brookings to Yachats in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Yachats can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hobbit Trail, Sweet Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well
Smelt Sands State Park ©
Smelt Sands State Park

4
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Gleneden Beach State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Bob Straub State Park and Seal Rock State Wayside. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Prehistoric (in Lincoln City), The Historic Carousel and Museum (in Albany) and McDowell Creek Falls (in Lebanon). The adventure continues: trek along Ocean to Bay Trail, brush up on your military savvy at Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center, appreciate the history behind Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary, and walk around Don Davis Memorial Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport day trip planning website .

You can drive from Yachats to Newport in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific City, Prehistoric, The Historic Carousel and Museum, Whale Park, McDowell Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bob Straub State Park ©
Bob Straub State Park
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Seal Rock State Wayside ©
Seal Rock State Wayside

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 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Clatsop Spit, then examine the collection at Heritage Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Maritime Memorial, and finally make a trip to Goonies House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Young River Falls, stroll around Tapiola Park, and then do a tasting at Shallon Winery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Astoria trip planning website .

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Clatsop Spit ©
Clatsop Spit
Heritage Museum ©
Heritage Museum
Shallon Winery ©
Shallon Winery

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Hug Point State Recreation Site and Short Sands Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Cannon Beach to Rockaway Beach to see Cedar Wetlands Preserve about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, shop like a local with Northwest By Northwest Gallery, and stop by The Wine Shack.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cannon Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Astoria to Cannon Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Cedar Wetlands Preserve, Short Sands Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum ©
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum
Short Sands Beach ©
Short Sands Beach

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