15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 4 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tillamook
— 2 nights
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Florence — 2 nights

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (in Reedsport) and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, take a memorable drive along Oregon Coast Hwy, and catch some excitement at Sandland Adventures.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Spokane to Florence is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Spokane in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Bandon.
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Bandon — 2 nights

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 28th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Second Street Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, then kick back and relax at Bandon State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bandon holiday website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Bandon takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Newport.
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Newport — 4 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Beachtown Charities Thrift and Gift (in Lincoln City) and Yachats coastline (in Yachats). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, identify plant and animal life at Marine Discovery Tours, stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Newport driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bandon to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Newport sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Astoria.
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Astoria — 4 nights

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Icefire Glassworks, &more). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Astoria sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tillamook.
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Tillamook — 2 nights

The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the galleries of Tillamook Air Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Three Capes Scenic Drive. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tillamook day trip planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Astoria to Tillamook due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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