7 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

7 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast planner

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Seaside
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Bandon
— 1 night
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Seaside

— 2 nights
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Step out of Seaside with an excursion to Manzanita Beach in Manzanita--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Astoria Column, snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seaside trip planner.

Sacramento to Seaside is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in May; daily highs in Seaside reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Yachats coastline) and Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, stop by Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Newport attractions planning app.

You can drive from Seaside to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Bandon

— 1 night
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Misty Meadows Jams, then identify plant and animal life at West Coast Game Park Safari, and then identify plant and animal life at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Bandon trip builder.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bandon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bandon can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bandon

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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.