7 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

7 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast trip 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. You'll get in some 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 lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seaside trip itinerary builder tool.

Sacramento to Seaside is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sacramento in May: high temperatures in Seaside hover around 62°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Yachats coastline) and Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stop by Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport day trip app.

You can drive from Seaside to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stop by Misty Meadows Jams, then identify plant and animal life at West Coast Game Park Safari, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bandon travel route planner.

You can drive from Newport to Bandon in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bandon are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.