19 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

19 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast trip maker
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Bandon
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Astoria
— 4 nights
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Tillamook
— 3 nights
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Bandon — 4 nights

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 Cape Arago State Park and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor. Explore Bandon's surroundings by going to Lone Ranch Beach (in Brookings), Port Orford (Cape Blanco State Park & Hughes Historic House) and The Mary D Hume (in Gold Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bandon State Park, head outdoors with Betty Kay Charter, visit a coastal fixture at Coquille River Lighthouse, and immerse yourself in nature at Bullards Beach State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bandon trip maker site.

New York City to Bandon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Bandon hover around 68°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 4 nights

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Thor's Well. Get in touch with nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park and Heceta Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats), Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport) and Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop (in Winchester Bay). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Darlingtonia State Natural Site, make a trip to Siuslaw River Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hobbit Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bandon to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newport.
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Newport — 3 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alderhouse Glass Blowers and Lincoln City Glass Center. Get in touch with nature at Otter Crest Loop and Agate Beach State Recreation Site. Change things up with a short trip to Roads End State Recreation Site in Lincoln City (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with Marine Discovery Tours, admire the majestic nature at South Beach State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Florence to Newport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Newport are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Astoria.
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Astoria — 4 nights

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Visit Haystack Rock and Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hug Point State Park and Lightship Columbia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Tillamook Rock Light, &more) and Seaside Beach (in Seaside). There's still lots to do: hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in August, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Tillamook.
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Tillamook — 3 nights

The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 24th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, and then stroll through Rockaway Beach Wayside. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Nehalem Bay State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tillamook trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Oregon Coast travel guide

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State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.
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