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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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tillamook
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Columbia River Maritime Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Take a break from Astoria with a short trip to Manzanita Beach in Manzanita, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Seaside Museum & Historical Society, look for gifts at Beach Books, and enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Astoria trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Astoria is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Calgary to Astoria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in March, you will find days in Astoria are somewhat warmer (14°C), and nights are much hotter (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Florence

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Backstreet Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Astoria to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): shop like a local with Mossy Creek Pottery, view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, and finally revel in the low prices at Lincoln City Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Wave Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip maker website.

Drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Newport sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
night
Tillamook

The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 28th (Sat), stop by Myrtlewood Factory Outlet Garibaldi, explore the galleries of Tillamook Air Museum, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tillamook trip builder site.

Drive from Newport to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tillamook

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.