5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

5 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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yachats
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, and finally see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum, shop like a local with Bronze Coast Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally make a trip to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument.

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

Minneapolis to Astoria is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Astoria is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, things will get a bit cooler in Astoria: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Yachats

— 2 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, and then experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yachats road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Yachats takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Astoria, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yachats, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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.