14 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

14 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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14 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lincoln City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bandon
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Columbia River Maritime Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience. Step out of the city life by going to Astoria Column and Ecola State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Astoria travel itinerary planner .

Minneapolis to Astoria is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Astoria. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in September: high temperatures in Astoria hover around 69°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
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Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Get outdoors at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Let the collections at Lincoln City Glass Center and Mossy Creek Pottery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Yaquina Head Lighthouse (in Newport) and Tillamook (Tillamook Air Museum & Cape Meares Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Alderhouse Glass Blowers, and take in the exciting artwork at Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lincoln City travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Lincoln City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in September, you will find days in Lincoln City are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Tillamook, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Heceta Head Lighthouse and Umpqua River Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Sea Lion Caves. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Yachats coastline (in Yachats) and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Sand Master Park, putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures, and see the interesting displays at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence online route planner .

You can drive from Lincoln City to Florence in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Umpqua River Lighthouse, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
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Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

4
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Step out of the city life by going to Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Coquille River Lighthouse and Cape Blanco Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bandon: Wildlife Safari (in Winston) and Shore Acres State Park (in Coos Bay). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at West Coast Game Park Safari, take in the exciting artwork at Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop, get engrossed in the history at Bandon Historical Society Museum, and shop like a local with Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bandon route site .

Drive from Florence to Bandon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Bandon, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cape Blanco Lighthouse, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Shore Acres State Park, Wildlife Safari
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Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Wildlife Safari ©
Wildlife Safari

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