8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Portland, Bus to Astoria
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Drive to Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport

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Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, &more) and Seaside Aquarium (in Seaside). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, don't miss a visit to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, and learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

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Los Angeles to Astoria is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you will find days in Astoria are cooler (54°F), and nights are a bit cooler (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
You've now added Betty Kay Charter to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): cast your line with Betty Kay Charter, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then stop by Made in Oregon, and finally take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

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Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Newport, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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. You've now added Sunset Bay State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Sunset Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Bandon State Park, explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, then tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and finally make a trip to Steve Prefontaine Murals. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park.

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You can drive from Newport to Coos Bay in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Oregon Coast travel guide

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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.