15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Bus:  10​h
1
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Seaside
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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. Take a break from the city and head to Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and Wildlife Safari. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Blanco Lighthouse (in Port Orford) and Coos Bay (Cape Arago State Park & Shore Acres State Park). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Game Park Safari, stroll through South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and shop like a local with Second Street Gallery.

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Minneapolis to Bandon is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in September, with highs in Bandon at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Coos Bay, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Wildlife Safari, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Wildlife Safari ©
Wildlife Safari

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Heceta Head Lighthouse and Umpqua River Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Yachats coastline in Yachats--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, examine the collection at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, get in on the excitement at Sand Master Park, and try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures.

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Traveling by car from Bandon to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 explore and learn at Lincoln City Glass Center and Earthworks Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Step out of Newport with an excursion to Wave Gallery in Yachats--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, gain insight at Hatfield Marine Science Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Newport trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Yachats, Lincoln City Glass Center
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©

1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tillamook Air Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, then take an in-depth tour of Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tillamook road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newport to Tillamook is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Seaside.

Things to do in Tillamook

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Seaside

Seaside ©
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Columbia River Maritime Museum and Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Seaside trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tillamook to Seaside in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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