8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  6 h 15 min
1
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
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, Cannon Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria itinerary builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Astoria is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Astoria, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Lewis & Clark Salt Works
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
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 14th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then view the masterpieces at Oregon Coast Glassworks, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Newport tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in August, you will find days in Newport are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Yachats coastline
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures, see the interesting displays at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Florence online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Newport to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

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Side Trip

Yachats
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves

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