3 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

3 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Cannon Beach
— 1 day
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Orford
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 1 day
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Cannon Beach

— 1 day
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Bronze Coast Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach road trip tool.

Portland to Cannon Beach is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll around Whale Park, then stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, and finally meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Newport visit planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cannon Beach in July; daily highs in Newport reach 63°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Orford.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Orford

— 1 night
Port Orford is a city in Curry County on the southern coast of Oregon, United States. To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Orford driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Newport to Port Orford in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Port Orford can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Port Orford

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Tours

Florence

— 1 day
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, admire the majestic nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Port Orford to Florence takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.