8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Astoria
— 3 nights
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Lincoln City
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Astoria — 3 nights

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park, Cannon Beach, &more) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Astoria online tour itinerary planner.

Seattle to Astoria is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Astoria to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lincoln City.
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Lincoln City — 2 nights

Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Nye Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, and finally look for gifts at Beachtown Charities Thrift and Gift. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln City trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Astoria to Lincoln City in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in July, things will get slightly colder in Lincoln City: highs are around 63°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, and then experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip planner.

Getting from Lincoln City to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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