8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Portland, Bus to Newport
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive

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Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Get some cultural insight at Lincoln City Glass Center and Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop. Get in touch with nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park and Hobbit Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln City (Read's Homemade Candy & Prehistoric) and Thor's Well (in Yachats). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at South Beach State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, and identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Newport day trip planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Newport is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Newport is little chillier than Vancouver - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Tillamook

— 2 nights
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at International Police Museum, admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, then stroll through Manzanita Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tillamook trip site.

Traveling by car from Newport to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newport to Tillamook due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newport in August, expect nights in Tillamook to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, stroll through Haystack Rock, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia, pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then get some jogging in at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip planning app.

You can drive from Tillamook to Astoria in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Astoria

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.