8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Spokane
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6 h 30 min
1
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Spokane

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Seaside Aquarium (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, and snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Astoria holiday builder site.

Spokane to Astoria is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Astoria when traveling from Spokane in March, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

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Cannon Beach, Seaside
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

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Yachats
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Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Change things up with a short trip to Yachats coastline in Yachats (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, kick back and relax at Nye Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and stroll around Whale Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Newport itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Depoe Bay, Yachats coastline
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

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