9 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Newport
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seaside
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Mossy Creek Pottery (in Lincoln City) and Yachats coastline (in Yachats). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Newport trip itinerary planner.

Washington to Newport is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to Newport due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in September, expect Newport to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 12th (Mon), catch some excitement at Sandland Adventures and then Head underground at Sea Lion Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse and then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence road trip site.

Getting from Newport to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Seaside.

Things to do in Florence

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Icefire Glassworks, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seaside attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Seaside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Seaside, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Tillamook

— 1 night
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tillamook vacation website.

Traveling by car from Seaside to Tillamook takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seaside to Tillamook. In September, daytime highs in Tillamook are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

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.