5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Florence
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Newport
— 1 night
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Seaside
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Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): Head underground at Sea Lion Caves and then enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online visit planner.

Medford to Florence is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Medford in July, you will find days in Florence are colder (67°F), and nights are little chillier (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): hike along Ocean to Bay Trail, then meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Newport sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seaside.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Seaside

— 2 nights
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for gifts at Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, then pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seaside day trip app.

Traveling by car from Newport to Seaside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seaside: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.