12 days in North Coast California & Oregon Coast Itinerary

12 days in North Coast California & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Crescent City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 3 nights
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Crescent City

Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company, immerse yourself in nature at Crescent Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and finally cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Howland Hill Road, then admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Alfred A Loeb State Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Crescent City online trip itinerary planner.

Austin to Crescent City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Crescent City to be colder, temps between 63°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

2
nights
Bandon

Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stop by Face Rock Creamery, admire the majestic nature at Cape Blanco State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Port Orford Heads State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park, tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bullards Beach State Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bandon visit planning site.

Drive from Crescent City to Bandon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bandon can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

2
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Florence

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 12th (Wed), stroll through Heceta Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then hike along Hobbit Trail, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Darlingtonia State Natural Site.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence driving holiday app.

You can drive from Bandon to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
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Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 14th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at South Beach State Park, hike along Ocean to Bay Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Beverly Beach State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Agate Beach State Recreation Site. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center, then take a memorable drive along Otter Crest Loop, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Foulweather.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then stop by Seaside Candyman, and finally stroll through Astoria Oregon Riverwalk.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Astoria journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.