9 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast travel route planner

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Seaside
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Seaside

— 4 nights
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Attractions like Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Manzanita Beach in Manzanita (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seaside Aquarium.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seaside trip planner.

Portland to Seaside is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for little chillier days in Seaside, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (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.
Family-friendly places like Oregon Coast Aquarium and Newport's Historic Bayfront will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Yachats coastline & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest), Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence) and Mossy Creek Pottery (in Lincoln City). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, see majestic marine mammals with Marine Discovery Tours, and enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Newport road trip site.

Traveling by car from Seaside to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Seaside in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Newport, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive 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.