8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Portland, Bus to Astoria
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive to Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, Fly to Austin

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Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seaside Aquarium (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Clatsop National Memorial, and examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Astoria trip planner.

Austin to Astoria is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Astoria. In July, Astoria is much colder than Austin - with highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport

— 1 night
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 11th (Sun): meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, stop by Made in Oregon, then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Newport vacation site.

Getting from Astoria to Newport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Astoria in July; daily highs in Newport reach 63°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Shopping

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, then don't miss a visit to Siuslaw River Bridge, and then experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Florence

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Coos Bay

— 1 night
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coos Bay travel planner.

Drive from Florence to Coos Bay in 1.5 hours. In July in Coos Bay, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your 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.