7 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Florence — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well. On the next day, Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, then get a taste of the local shopping with Earthworks Gallery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Nashville to Florence is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in October, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Newport — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

Before you visit Newport, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seaside.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Seaside — 3 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. When in Seaside, make a side trip to see Astoria Column in Astoria, approximately Astoria away.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seaside trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Seaside in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Seaside sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tillamook.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Tillamook — 1 night

On the 14th (Sat), cruise along Three Capes Scenic Drive.

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Drive from Seaside to Tillamook in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. October in Tillamook sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Oregon Coast travel guide

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.