30 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

30 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Portland, Bus to Astoria
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Astoria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tillamook
— 4 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 5 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brookings
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coos Bay
— 6 nights
Drive to Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, Fly to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport

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Astoria

— 5 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Hug Point State Park, &more) and Seaside (Turnaround at Seaside & Seaside Aquarium). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Astoria trip tool.

Fort Lauderdale to Astoria is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Astoria is minus 3 hours. In September, Astoria is much colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tillamook

— 4 nights
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Explore Tillamook's surroundings by going to Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (in Pacific City), Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Tillamook Air Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, go for a stroll along the water at Kelly's Brighton Marina, and stroll through Cedar Wetlands Preserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tillamook online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Tillamook can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Newport

— 5 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Lincoln City (Lincoln City Glass Center, Chinook Winds Casino & Convention Center, &more) and Yachats coastline (in Yachats). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, take a memorable drive along Otter Crest Loop, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tillamook to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tillamook to Newport is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tillamook in September: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Florence

— 5 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Reedsport (Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area & Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area) and Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Devil's Churn). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Darlingtonia State Natural Site, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, and get great views at Strawberry Hill Wayside.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Brookings

— 4 nights
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Brookings side-trips: Gold Beach (Rogue River Bridge, The Mary D Hume, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, kick back and relax at Lone Ranch Beach, take some stellar pictures from Natural Bridges Viewpoint, and stroll around Azalea Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brookings holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Brookings takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Brookings can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Coos Bay

— 6 nights
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Get out of town with these interesting Coos Bay side-trips: Bandon (Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop, Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, &more), Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop (in Winchester Bay) and Port Orford (Cape Blanco Lighthouse & Cape Blanco State Park). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park, experience rural life at Cranberry Sweets, don't miss a visit to Steve Prefontaine Murals, and play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coos Bay trip website.

You can drive from Brookings to Coos Bay in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oregon Coast travel guide

4.2
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.