12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

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12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Bend
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. For shopping fun, head to Bruce's Candy Kitchen or Beach Books. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oswald West State Park and Tillamook Rock Light. Step out of Cannon Beach with an excursion to Fort Clatsop National Memorial in Astoria--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip planner .

Minneapolis to Cannon Beach is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Cannon Beach is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, expect Cannon Beach to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beach Books, Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Tillamook Rock Light ©
Tillamook Rock Light
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 20th (Fri), look for gifts at Tillamook Country Smoker, then steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company, then kick back and relax at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tillamook trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Tillamook takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cannon Beach to Tillamook due to the time zone difference. July in Tillamook sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Tillamook Country Smoker
Highlights from your plan
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park
Tillamook Country Smoker ©
Tillamook Country Smoker

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Nye Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, and then stop by The Chocolate Frog. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Newport tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tillamook to Newport, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tillamook in July: highs in Newport hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, The Chocolate Frog, Yachats coastline
Highlights from your plan
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
The Chocolate Frog ©
The Chocolate Frog
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©

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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at Face Rock Creamery, identify plant and animal life at West Coast Game Park Safari, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bandon online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Newport to Bandon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In July in Bandon, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Game Park Safari ©
West Coast Game Park Safari
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Face Rock Creamery ©
Face Rock Creamery

2
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave, then contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend trip itinerary website .

Getting from Bandon to Bend by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bandon in July, you will find days in Bend are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

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