8 days in Redwood National Park & Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Redwood National Park & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Redwood National Park
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Port Orford
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Coos Bay
— 1 night
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Yachats
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Redwood National Park — 1 night

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip maker site.

Salt Lake City to Redwood National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Redwood National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in September; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Orford.
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Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Port Orford — 2 nights

Port Orford is a city in Curry County on the southern coast of Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Blanco Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Cape Blanco State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Humbug Mountain State Park. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Port Orford Heads State Park, then stop by South Coast Gourmet, then get in on the family fun at Prehistoric Gardens, and finally walk around Battle Rock Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Port Orford online trip planner.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Port Orford by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Port Orford can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Coos Bay.
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Coos Bay — 1 night

Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. On the 6th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park, admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Steve Prefontaine Murals, relax in the rural setting at Cranberry Sweets, then make a trip to McCullough Memorial Bridge, and finally take in the waterfront at Coos Bay Boardwalk.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coos Bay online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Port Orford to Coos Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Yachats.
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Yachats — 1 night

Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yachats day trip app.

Getting from Coos Bay to Yachats by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Yachats, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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