18 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

18 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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18 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Astoria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Depoe Bay
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Edmonton

5
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Visit Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lewis & Clark Salt Works. Venture out of the city with trips to Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Bronze Coast Gallery, & more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, explore and take pictures at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, and examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Astoria trip itinerary planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Astoria is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Edmonton to Astoria. Traveling from Edmonton in July, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): trek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nevor Shellfish Farm, and finally stroll through Rockaway Beach Wayside. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Tillamook Forest Center, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bear Creek Artichokes, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tillamook road trip tool .

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 July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
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Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Coquille River Lighthouse and Cape Blanco Lighthouse. Relax by the water at Coquille Point and Bandon State Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Game Park Safari, stop by Face Rock Creamery, and admire the majestic nature at Bullards Beach State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bandon route site .

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Bandon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Bandon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Get outdoors at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Yachats (Yachats coastline, Yachats State Park, & more). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, get your game on at Sandland Adventures, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, and Head underground at Sea Lion Caves.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bandon to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Depoe Bay.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Depoe Bay

Depoe Bay ©
Depoe Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, located on U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, kick back and relax at Nye Beach, and stop by Made in Oregon.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Depoe Bay trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Florence to Depoe Bay in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Depoe Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport, Lincoln City, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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