10 days in Poulsbo & Oregon Coast Itinerary

10 days in Poulsbo & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Poulsbo
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Poulsbo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
Fly

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Poulsbo

— 2 nights
Poulsbo is a city on Liberty Bay in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Hurricane Ridge) and The Hardware Distillery Co. (in Hoodsport). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Bloedel Reserve, stop by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, get engrossed in the history at Poulsbo Historical Society and Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Poulsbo road trip planning website.

Sacramento to Poulsbo is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Sacramento in November, things will get little chillier in Poulsbo: highs are around 50°F and lows about 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Poulsbo

Parks · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Haystack Rock, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column, examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, stop by Beach Books, and appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Astoria tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Poulsbo to Astoria in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Prehistoric (in Lincoln City) and Yachats (Bazalgette the Whale at Whale Park & Yachats coastline). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, pick up some local products at Newport Farmer's Market, and visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Newport online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Newport sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take a memorable tour with Sandland Adventures.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence trip builder site.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Florence sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

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.