16 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

16 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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16 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Bandon
— 2 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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Seaside
— 5 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sacramento

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 5th (Fri): stop by Cranberry Sweets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Blanco Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at West Coast Game Park Safari, and then explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bandon trip itinerary planning site .

Sacramento to Bandon is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, subway, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for colder days in Bandon, with highs around 67°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point
West Coast Game Park Safari ©
West Coast Game Park Safari

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Earthworks Gallery, Yachats State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, and have fun at Sand Master Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip maker tool .

You can drive from Bandon to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area. Relax by the water at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach. Go for a jaunt from Newport to Yachats to see Yachats coastline about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport trip builder app .

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Yachats coastline
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the galleries of Tillamook Air Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, then take a peaceful walk through Bayocean Peninsula County Park, and finally hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Three Capes Scenic Drive, stroll through Rockaway Beach Wayside, and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park.

Discover how to plan a Tillamook trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Tillamook, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seaside.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Three Capes Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum

5
nights
Seaside

Seaside ©
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get some historical perspective at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lewis & Clark Salt Works. You'll get in some beach time at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, and pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seaside trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Tillamook to Seaside in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Seaside due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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