15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: San Diego
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tillamook
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bandon
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: San Diego

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, & more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and look for gifts at Beach Books.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria trip builder website .

San Diego to Astoria is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Diego in September; daily highs in Astoria reach 69°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tillamook: Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach), Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita) and Nehalem Bay State Park (in Nehalem). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, kick back and relax at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach Wayside.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tillamook trip itinerary website .

Getting from Astoria to Tillamook by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Astoria to Tillamook due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Tillamook are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, Three Capes Scenic Drive, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Nehalem Bay State Park, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Nehalem Bay State Park ©
Nehalem Bay State Park

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City) and Yachats coastline (in Yachats). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and trek along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Newport online route builder .

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. Traveling from Tillamook in September, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Yachats coastline, Lincoln City Glass Center
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse. On the next day, have fun at Sand Master Park, Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, and then putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online vacation builder .

Drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yachats
Highlights from your plan
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

3
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bandon: Coos Bay (Cape Arago State Park & Shore Acres State Park). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, admire the majestic nature at Bandon State Park, steep yourself in history at Coquille River Lighthouse, and tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bandon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Florence to Bandon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Coos Bay
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park

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