8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  10​h
1
Seaside
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Seaside

Seaside ©
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then stroll through Cannon Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Seaside trip itinerary planner .

Chicago to Seaside is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get a bit cooler in Seaside: highs are around 66°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, stop by Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Newport trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Seaside to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Seaside in June, plan for slightly colder days in Newport, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trips

Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, Yachats coastline
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 2nd (Thu), take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, then see the interesting displays at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Sandland Adventures.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Florence

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves

2
nights
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coos Bay trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Florence to Coos Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

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