17 days in Seattle & Oregon Coast Itinerary

17 days in Seattle & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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17 days in Seattle & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Maple Ridge
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lincoln City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Florence
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
End: Maple Ridge

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): engage your brain at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint James Cathedral, then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle travel planner.

Maple Ridge, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. August in Seattle sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Seattle Great Wheel ©
Seattle Great Wheel
Living Computers: Museum + Labs ©
Living Computers: Museum + Labs

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. North Head Lighthouse and Lightship Columbia will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oswald West State Park and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Step out of Cannon Beach with an excursion to Astoria Oregon Riverwalk in Astoria--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, stroll through Seaside Beach, stop by Bruce's Candy Kitchen, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Cannon Beach to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, North Head Lighthouse, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach, Seaside Beach
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk

3
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Let the collections at Lincoln City Glass Center and Mossy Creek Pottery capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Beverly Beach State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln City: Newport (Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center & South Beach State Park). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Prehistoric, stop by Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, stroll through Roads End State Recreation Site, and take in the exciting artwork at 101 Coastal Creations.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln City attractions planning site .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, you will find days in Lincoln City are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Newport, Cascade Head Trail, Beverly Beach State Park, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
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Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Roads End State Recreation Site ©
Roads End State Recreation Site

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Get in touch with nature at West Coast Game Park Safari and Pacific Dunes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bandon: Port Orford (Hughes Historic House & Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Coquille Point, get engrossed in the history at Bandon Historical Society Museum, stop by Misty Meadows Jams, and view the masterpieces at Second Street Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bandon planner .

You can drive from Lincoln City to Bandon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Heceta Head Lighthouse and Siuslaw Pioneer Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Sea Lion Caves. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Yachats State Park (in Yachats), Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport) and Umpqua River Lighthouse (in Winchester Bay). Next up on the itinerary: try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures, play a few rounds at Florence Golf Links, kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, and examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bandon to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Oregon Coast Hwy, Umpqua River Lighthouse, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, Sweet Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

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