25 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

25 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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25 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Astoria
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tillamook
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Coos Bay
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Los Angeles

6
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Relax by the water at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Popular historic sites such as Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lewis & Clark Salt Works are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Manzanita (Manzanita Beach & Short Sands Beach), Nehalem Bay State Park (in Nehalem) and Cannon Beach (Oswald West State Park & Ecola State Park). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, stop by Beach Books, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Astoria trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to Astoria is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Astoria hover around 69°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem Bay State Park, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

4
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Rockaway Beach Wayside and Bayocean Peninsula County Park. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Lookout State Park and Cedar Wetlands Preserve. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, take a peaceful walk through Tillamook Forest Center, take a leisurely stroll along Garibaldi Boat Basin, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Garde Brewing.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tillamook planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Astoria to Tillamook. In October, daily temperatures in Tillamook can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Garibaldi, Three Capes Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum

5
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 get in some beach time at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Taft Bay. Visiting Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (in Pacific City), Yachats (Smelt Sands State Park & Yachats coastline) and Lincoln City (Roads End State Recreation Site, Northwest Winds Kite Shop, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, trek along Ocean to Bay Trail, admire all the interesting features of Otter Crest Loop, and admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Newport online road trip planner .

Getting from Tillamook to Newport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Newport. In October in Newport, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Yachats, Gleneden Beach State Park, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Visiting Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Yachats (Devil's Churn & Yachats State Park) and Reedsport (Mindpower Gallery & Tahkenitch Creek Loop Trail). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, admire all the interesting features of Oregon Route 38, enjoy some diversion at Sand Master Park, and explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Newport to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Reedsport, Yachats
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

4
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. Get some historical perspective at Umpqua River Lighthouse and Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery. Relax by the water at Coquille Point and Bandon State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coos Bay: Bandon (Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint & Second Street Gallery). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park, trek along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Coos Bay road trip planning app .

Getting from Florence to Coos Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Coos Bay are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bandon, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Umpqua River Lighthouse
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

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