9 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast travel route planner

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Seaside
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Newport
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Seaside

— 4 nights
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Attractions like Haystack Rock and Seaside Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Manzanita Beach in Manzanita (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seaside travel planner.

Portland to Seaside is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for slightly colder days in Seaside, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport

— 4 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Family-friendly places like Oregon Coast Aquarium and Nye Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence), Mossy Creek Pottery (in Lincoln City) and Yachats (Yachats coastline & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, see majestic marine mammals with Marine Discovery Tours, and stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Newport road trip site.

Traveling by car from Seaside to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Seaside in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Newport, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.