5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast trip planner
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights


Florence — 1 night

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): head outdoors with Sandland Adventures and then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, then explore and take pictures at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bazalgette the Whale at Whale Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence online itinerary planner.

Reno to Florence is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Reno in July, plan for cooler days in Florence, with highs around 67°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newport.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trip

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 3rd (Sat): stroll around Whale Park, then stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Newport online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Newport, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Side Trip

Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally shop like a local with Cannon Beach Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Icefire Glassworks.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Oregon Coast travel guide

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.