3 days in Olympia & Oregon Coast Itinerary

3 days in Olympia & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
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Astoria
— 1 night
Bus to Union Station, Portland, Fly to New York JFK

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Olympia

— 1 night
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Olympia trip planner.

New York City to Olympia is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Olympia. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Olympia when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 52°F. You'll set off for Astoria on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Fun & Games

Astoria

— 1 night

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Astoria trip tool.

You can drive from Olympia to Astoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Olympia in August, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Classes · Nature · Museums

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.