20 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

20 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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20 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Dubuque
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Brookings
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Astoria
— 4 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Dubuque

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.
Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Yachats coastline (in Yachats) and Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and stroll around Whale Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Newport attractions planner.

Dubuque to Newport is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubuque to Newport, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dubuque in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Newport, with highs around 49°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Yachats coastline, Lincoln City Glass Center
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Yachats (Devil's Churn & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, have fun at Sand Master Park - Sandboarding, browse the collection at Siuslaw Public Library, and explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence planner .

Drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Florence sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yachats
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves

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. Explore Bandon's surroundings by going to Coos Bay (Shore Acres State Park & Cape Arago State Park). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, take in the exciting artwork at Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop, shop like a local with Second Street Gallery, and play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bandon trip maker tool .

You can drive from Florence to Bandon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Bandon sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Coos Bay
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ©
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

3
nights
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brookings: Gold Beach (The Mary D Hume, Rogue River Bridge, & more). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, stroll through Oregon Redwood Trail, stroll around Azalea Park, and kick back and relax at Lone Ranch Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brookings online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bandon to Brookings takes 2 hours. In December in Brookings, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Tillamook.

Things to do in Brookings

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Gold Beach
Highlights from your plan
Harris Beach State Park ©
Harris Beach State Park
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Tillamook side-trips: Manzanita (Cloud and Leaf Bookstore & Manzanita Beach), Nehalem Bay State Park (in Nehalem) and Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, revel in the low prices at The Myrtlewood Factory, contemplate the long history of Tillamook Air Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tillamook trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brookings to Tillamook takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brookings to Tillamook due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tillamook when traveling from Brookings in December, with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manzanita, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Three Capes Scenic Drive, Nehalem Bay State Park, The Myrtlewood Factory
Highlights from your plan
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum

4
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Seaside Aquarium (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, contemplate the long history of Fort Clatsop National Memorial, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip planning tool .

You can drive from Tillamook to Astoria in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Astoria are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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