5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Portland, Bus to Newport
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Fly

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Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 4th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, explore and take pictures at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Newport attractions planning site.

Columbus to Newport is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Columbus to Newport, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in September, things will get slightly colder in Newport: highs are around 64°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.