8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast visit planner

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Tillamook
— 1 night
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Astoria
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 1 night
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Tillamook

— 1 night
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach and then contemplate the long history of Tillamook Air Museum.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Tillamook journey planning website.

Salt Lake City to Tillamook is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in October: highs in Tillamook hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Relax by the water at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Visiting Astoria Column and Columbia River Maritime Museum will get you outdoors. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Icefire Glassworks & Ecola State Park). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip website.

You can drive from Tillamook to Astoria in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in Astoria, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Newport

— 2 nights
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 6th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with Marine Discovery Tours, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Mossy Creek Pottery, take in the exciting artwork at Lincoln City Glass Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Newport day trip planning app.

Drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse and then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Scenic Drive · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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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.