6 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

6 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast visit planner

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Florence
— 1 night
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Newport
— 1 night
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Seaside
— 3 nights
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Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence trip builder.

Indianapolis to Florence is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and then meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport day trip site.

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Newport, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seaside.

Things to do in Newport

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Seaside

— 3 nights
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then shop like a local with Icefire Glassworks. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seaside journey planner.

Drive from Newport to Seaside in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Seaside

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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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.