8 days in Oregon Coast & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Coast & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Brookings
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, then examine the collection at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Astoria vacation planner .

Salt Lake City to Astoria is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: highs in Astoria hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Museums
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Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Fort Stevens State Park ©
Fort Stevens State Park
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 6th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Seaside Aquarium, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Cannon Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Seaside Aquarium
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Bayocean Peninsula County Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and then identify plant and animal life at Kilchis Point Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tillamook trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Tillamook by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Tillamook, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, Kilchis Point Reserve
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Kilchis Point Reserve ©
Kilchis Point Reserve
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Newport trip builder website .

You can drive from Tillamook to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tillamook in August: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Depoe Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©

1
night
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. On the 10th (Sat), stroll through Stout Grove, explore and take pictures at Welcome to California, and then cruise along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brookings trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Newport to Brookings takes 4.5 hours. In August in Brookings, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Brookings

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Stout Grove
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1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park vacation maker website .

You can drive from Brookings to Crater Lake National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Brookings in August, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are much hotter (93°F), and nights are a bit warmer (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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