12 days in Oregon Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Itinerary

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12 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  46​h
1
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  50​h
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Let the collections at Don Nisbett Art Gallery and Seaside Inverted Experience capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Seaside Civic & Convention Center and Beach Books. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita) and Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, immerse yourself in nature at Cape Disappointment State Park, appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, and trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Astoria trip planner .

Charlotte to Astoria is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Charlotte to Astoria, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in March, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are slightly colder, around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Seaside, Ilwaco, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Manzanita Beach, Oswald West State Park
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk

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 8th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Seal Rock State Wayside, admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, then stroll through Hobbit Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Mossy Creek Pottery, view the masterpieces at Alderhouse Glass Blowers, take an in-depth tour of North Lincoln County Historical Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Taft Bay, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Newport trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Yachats, Hobbit Trail, Seal Rock State Wayside, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Seal Rock State Wayside ©
Seal Rock State Wayside

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 10th (Sun): tee off at Bandon Crossings Golf Course, immerse yourself in nature at Bandon State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coquille Point. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Misty Meadows Jams, then examine the collection at Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hughes Historic House, and finally admire the majestic nature at Cape Blanco State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bandon road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Newport to Bandon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bandon can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bandon

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Port Orford
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Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park
Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum ©
Hughes Historic House ©
Hughes Historic House

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