9 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Seaside
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Newport
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Seaside

— 4 nights
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Step out of Seaside with an excursion to Manzanita Beach in Manzanita--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seaside day trip planning site.

Portland to Seaside is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, expect nights in Seaside to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Newport

— 4 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Yachats (Yachats coastline & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest), Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence) and Mossy Creek Pottery (in Lincoln City). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with Marine Discovery Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Newport trip maker tool.

You can drive from Seaside to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Seaside, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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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.