8 days in Florence & Astoria Itinerary

8 days in Florence & Astoria Itinerary

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8 days in Florence & Astoria Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  6​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Seattle


Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Lion Caves as well as Sandland Adventures. Head to Lincoln City Glass Center and Second Street Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Kids will appreciate attractions like Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Hatfield Marine Science Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Yachats coastline), Alderhouse Glass Blowers (in Lincoln City) and Newport (Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Bandon State Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence tour itinerary planner.

Seattle to Florence is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport, Bandon, Yachats, Lincoln City
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Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, and finally stop by Beach Books. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Icefire Glassworks, then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Astoria online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Florence to Astoria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum