8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Seaside
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  10​h
End: Chicago

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 17th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Inscapes Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln City Glass Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Newport trip planner.

Chicago to Newport is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Newport. In August, Newport is slightly colder than Chicago - with highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Lincoln City Glass Center, Heceta Head Lighthouse
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1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tillamook Air Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bayocean Peninsula County Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tillamook tour planner.

Getting from Newport to Tillamook by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Newport in August, you will find days in Tillamook are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seaside.

Things to do in Tillamook

Historic Sites Trails Parks
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Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse

4
nights
Seaside

Seaside ©
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Columbia River Maritime Museum and Bronze Coast Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Manzanita Beach in Manzanita (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Clatsop National Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, and appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seaside tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Seaside takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Seaside can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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