5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

5 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Cannon Beach
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Cannon Beach

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Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Icefire Glassworks.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip builder website.

Denver to Cannon Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Denver in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 13th (Mon), shop like a local with Mossy Creek Pottery, take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then see majestic marine mammals with Marine Discovery Tours, and then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Newport route planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse and then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online travel route planner.

Getting from Newport to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Oregon Coast travel guide

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.