18 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

18 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Seaside
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  13 h
End: Birmingham

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Heceta Head Lighthouse and Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop. Visiting Sand Master Park - Sandboarding and Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Devil's Churn) and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves and try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planning app.

Birmingham to Florence is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In April, Florence is slightly colder than Birmingham - with highs of 58°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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. Get outdoors at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Coquille River Lighthouse and Hughes Historic House are in your itinerary. When in Bandon, make a side trip to see Cape Blanco Lighthouse in Port Orford, approximately Port Orford away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Game Park Safari, view the masterpieces at Second Street Gallery, stop by Cranberry Sweets, and play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Bandon day trip planning app.

Drive from Florence to Bandon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bandon are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

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
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ©
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
West Coast Game Park Safari ©
West Coast Game Park Safari

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.
Get outdoors at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll get in some beach time at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Taft Bay (in Lincoln City) and Yachats coastline (in Yachats). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Nye Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Newport itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bandon to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Taft Bay, Yachats coastline
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 30th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Bayocean Peninsula County Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Nevor Shellfish Farm, and finally kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Tillamook Air Museum, then cruise along Three Capes Scenic Drive, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tillamook visit planning tool.

You can drive from Newport to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newport to Tillamook. In April, daytime highs in Tillamook are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Seaside.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, 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

6
nights
Seaside

Seaside ©
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get in touch with nature at Haystack Rock and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Battery Russell will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Seaside with an excursion to Manzanita Beach in Manzanita--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, stroll through Hug Point State Recreation Site, and explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seaside itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Seaside takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Manzanita Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Battery Russell
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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