22 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

22 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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22 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Bandon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Lincoln City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cannon Beach
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Appleton

4
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 some cultural insight at Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Coquille River Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Bandon State Park and Cape Blanco State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Gold Beach (The Mary D Hume & Rogue River Bridge) and Lone Ranch Beach (in Brookings). There's still lots to do: tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, immerse yourself in nature at Bullards Beach State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and look for gifts at Face Rock Creamery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bandon trip planner .

Appleton to Bandon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Appleton to Bandon due to the time zone difference. In September in Bandon, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Beach, Port Orford, Lone Ranch Beach
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Coquille River Lighthouse ©
Coquille River Lighthouse
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heceta Beach and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Get a sense of the local culture at Umpqua River Lighthouse and Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Yachats (Yachats State Park & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: hike along Hobbit Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, get lost in a book at Siuslaw Public Library, and admire the majestic nature at Darlingtonia State Natural Site.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Getting from Bandon to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Reedsport, Umpqua River Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area ©
Umpqua River Lighthouse ©
Umpqua River Lighthouse
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

5
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Visit Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area and Taft Bay for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roads End State Recreation Site and Otter Crest Loop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lincoln City: Cape Lookout State Park (in Tillamook), Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (in Pacific City) and Newport (Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, South Beach State Park, & more). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center, stop by Read's Homemade Candy, don't miss a visit to Boiler Bay State Wayside, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mossy Creek Pottery.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Lincoln City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lincoln City are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport, Depoe Bay, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Beverly Beach State Park, Cape Lookout State Park
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Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Roads End State Recreation Site ©
Roads End State Recreation Site

6
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lightship Columbia and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tillamook Rock Light and Seaside Inverted Experience. Explore Cannon Beach's surroundings by going to Astoria (The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, & more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Lincoln City to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Astoria, Manzanita, Seaside, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside

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