8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Florence
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seaside
— 4 nights
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Florence — 1 night

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 24th (Tue), cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Sea Lion Caves and then experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures.

To find out how to plan a trip to Florence, use our trip itinerary maker.

Indianapolis to Florence is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Florence. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Indianapolis in May: high temperatures in Florence hover around 62°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Newport — 2 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Marine Discovery Tours, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Mossy Creek Pottery, stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Newport sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Seaside.
Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Side Trips

Seaside — 4 nights

Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Seaside is known for zoos & aquariums, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Seaside vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Newport to Seaside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Tue).
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.