15 days in Oregon Coast & Seattle Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Coast & Seattle Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Coast & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Depoe Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Florence
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Edmonton

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lewis & Clark Salt Works will appeal to history buffs. Family-friendly places like Haystack Rock and Manzanita Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park, & more) and Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area (in Seaside). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, and stop by Beach Books.

To find out how to plan a trip to Astoria, use our trip itinerary maker.

Edmonton, Canada to Astoria is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Edmonton in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Astoria: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Tillamook Air Museum, identify plant and animal life at Nevor Shellfish Farm, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Wetlands Preserve, and finally kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tillamook travel planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Tillamook sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Depoe Bay.

Things to do in Tillamook

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse

1
night
Depoe Bay

Depoe Bay ©
Depoe Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, located on U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Depoe Bay trip maker .

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Depoe Bay takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tillamook to Depoe Bay is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tillamook in July, plan for slightly colder days in Depoe Bay, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Bandon.

Things to do in Depoe Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Coquille Point, then explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bandon State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Game Park Safari, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Blanco Lighthouse, then look for gifts at South Coast Gourmet, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Coquille River Lighthouse.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bandon trip itinerary site .

Getting from Depoe Bay to Bandon by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bandon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Orford, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then have fun at Sand Master Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Bandon to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Fun & Games Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Bring the kids along to Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Visit Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Duthie Hill Park (in Issaquah) and Staircase Rapids Nature Trail (in Hoodsport). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Florence to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Florence in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Bloedel Reserve, Duthie Hill Park, Staircase Rapids Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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