5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast travel route planner

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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 1 night
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Florence
— 1 night
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Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Seaside Aquarium (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, see the interesting displays at Columbia River Maritime Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and stop by Beach Books.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Astoria online vacation maker.

Seattle to Astoria is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Astoria reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 18th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally hike along Ocean to Bay Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Newport is slightly colder than Astoria - with highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Trails

Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence road trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

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.