11 days in Oregon Coast & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

11 days in Oregon Coast & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Lincoln City
— 2 nights
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Yachats
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 4 nights
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Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Step out of Cannon Beach with an excursion to Cedar Wetlands Preserve in Rockaway Beach--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and stop by Cloud and Leaf Bookstore.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach route planner.

Boston to Cannon Beach is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Cannon Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, things will get a bit cooler in Cannon Beach: highs are around 69°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lincoln City

— 2 nights
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Lincoln City Glass Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, and finally stroll around Whale Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lincoln City online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect Lincoln City to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yachats

— 2 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 7th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, then enjoy some diversion at Sandland Adventures, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then don't miss a visit to Bazalgette the Whale at Whale Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline.

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Getting from Lincoln City to Yachats by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crater Lake National Park

— 4 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Crater Lake National Park. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Rim Dr, head off the coast to Wizard Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Garfield Peak.

To find out how to plan a trip to Crater Lake National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yachats to Crater Lake National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Yachats in July, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 61°F, while days are much warmer, around 94°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.