8 days in Oregon Coast & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

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Astoria
— 1 night
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Tillamook
— 1 night
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Newport
— 1 night
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Brookings
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night

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Astoria

Astoria ©

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, then browse the exhibits of Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Astoria online trip itinerary builder.

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 changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, you will find days in Astoria are cooler (71°F), and nights are a bit cooler (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 · Classes · 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

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seaside Aquarium, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach tour planning website.

You can drive from Astoria to Cannon Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Bayocean Peninsula County Park, kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and then identify plant and animal life at Kilchis Point Reserve.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tillamook holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Tillamook takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cannon Beach to Tillamook. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kilchis Point Reserve ©
Kilchis Point Reserve
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside

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Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 9th (Fri), kick back and relax at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then 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 find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tillamook to Newport, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder 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 · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area

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Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Stout Grove, admire all the interesting features of Welcome to California, and then take a memorable drive along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brookings trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Brookings takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Brookings

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor ©
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brookings to Crater Lake National Park takes 4 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Brookings in August: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can 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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