17 days in San Francisco & Oregon Coast Itinerary

17 days in San Francisco & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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17 days in San Francisco & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Brookings
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lincoln City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Vancouver

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and stroll through Point Isabel.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker app .

Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Point Isabel
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by Gold Beach Books.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Brookings trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Brookings takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Brookings reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bandon.

Things to do in Brookings

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Beach Books
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Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach
Gold Beach Books ©
Gold Beach Books

2
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for gifts at Face Rock Creamery and then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, then look for gifts at Misty Meadows Jams, then look for gifts at Bandon Sweets and Treats, and finally stop by Cranberry Sweets.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bandon trip planner .

Drive from Brookings to Bandon in 2 hours. In September in Bandon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Shore Acres State Park
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Face Rock Creamery ©
Face Rock Creamery

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Head to The Chocolate Frog and Backstreet Galleryfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest in Yachats, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse and try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Bandon to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Florence

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, The Chocolate Frog, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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The Chocolate Frog ©
The Chocolate Frog
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Lincoln City Outlets, view the masterpieces at Mossy Creek Pottery, stop by Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, then view the masterpieces at Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, and finally stop by Robert's Bookshop. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, view the masterpieces at Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio, and then browse the different shops at Little Antique Mall.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lincoln City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Lincoln City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Lincoln City sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Lincoln City

#Shopping, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Depoe Bay
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Robert's Bookshop ©
Robert's Bookshop
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Head to Astoria Sunday Market and Seaside Civic & Convention Centerfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company (in Tillamook) and Astoria (Astoria Column & Columbia River Maritime Museum). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, look for gifts at The Buzz on Broadway, indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach road trip site .

Drive from Lincoln City to Cannon Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Lincoln City in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside, Astoria, Manzanita Beach, Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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