6 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

6 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Seaside
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Seaside

— 2 nights
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 14th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, stroll through Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seaside Aquarium, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seaside driving holiday planning website.

New York City to Seaside is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Seaside reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Seaside

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 16th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then look for gifts at Made in Oregon, 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.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip planner.

Getting from Seaside to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Newport sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Shopping

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 17th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning app.

Getting from Newport to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

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.