19 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

19 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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19 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: San Diego
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Astoria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lincoln City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Coos Bay
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Diego

5
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Head to Cannon Beach Bookstore and Cannon Beach Galleryfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, & more) and Lewis & Clark Salt Works (in Seaside). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, and kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Astoria itinerary planning website .

San Diego to Astoria is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, things will get little chillier in Astoria: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

4
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Do your shopping at Lincoln City Glass Center and Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery. Alderhouse Glass Blowers and Artists's Co-op Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln City: Tillamook (Cape Meares Lighthouse & Tillamook Air Museum) and Newport (Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, & more). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Mossy Creek Pottery, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and revel in the low prices at Lincoln City Outlets.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lincoln City itinerary planner.

Drive from Astoria to Lincoln City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Lincoln City, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Newport, Tillamook, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heceta Head Lighthouse and Earthworks Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Umpqua Discovery Center (in Reedsport), The Chocolate Frog (in Waldport) and Yachats (Yachats State Park, Yachats coastline, & more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, examine the collection at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures, and get a taste of the local shopping with Backstreet Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip maker .

Traveling by car from Lincoln City to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Reedsport, The Chocolate Frog
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

4
nights
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Second Street Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Face Rock Creamery and Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coos Bay: Umpqua River Lighthouse (in Winchester Bay) and Bandon (Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, Coquille River Lighthouse, & more). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park, tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and get engrossed in the history at Coos History Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coos Bay route planner .

Drive from Florence to Coos Bay in 1.5 hours. In September in Coos Bay, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bandon, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Umpqua River Lighthouse
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse

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