8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast travel planner

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Seaside
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Tillamook
— 1 night
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Seaside

— 3 nights
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Seaside is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seaside travel planner.

Hartford to Seaside is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, Seaside is slightly colder than Hartford - with highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mossy Creek Pottery (in Lincoln City), Yachats (Yachats coastline & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest) and Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, see majestic marine mammals with Marine Discovery Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To plan Newport vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Seaside to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seaside in September, you will find days in Newport are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Tillamook

— 1 night
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tillamook trip app.

Traveling by car from Newport to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Tillamook sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

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.