5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Portland, Bus to Newport
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Fly

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Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 4th (Wed), stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Newport trip builder.

New York City to Newport is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Newport to be colder, temps between 64°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

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Cannon Beach

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then view the masterpieces at Icefire Glassworks, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.