29 days in Oregon Coast, The Islands of Washington State & Southwest Idaho Itinerary

29 days in Oregon Coast, The Islands of Washington State & Southwest Idaho Itinerary

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29 days in Oregon Coast, The Islands of Washington State & Southwest Idaho Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Lincoln City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Eastsound, Orcas Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Boise
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Denver

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. You'll get in some beach time at Bandon State Park and Coquille Point. For shopping fun, head to Face Rock Creamery or Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bandon: Gold Beach (Curry Historical Museum & The Mary D Hume), Hawthorne Gallery (in Port Orford) and Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor (in Brookings). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Second Street Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and enjoy the sea views from Coquille River Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bandon road trip website .

Denver to Bandon is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Bandon is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for slightly colder days in Bandon, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Gold Beach, Hawthorne Gallery, Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
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Face Rock Creamery ©
Face Rock Creamery
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Head to The Chocolate Frog and Earthworks Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Wave Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures, examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum, have fun at Sand Master Park, and Head underground at Sea Lion Caves.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence tour site .

Traveling by car from Bandon to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, The Chocolate Frog
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The Chocolate Frog ©
The Chocolate Frog
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach

4
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Head to Lincoln City Glass Center and Northwest Winds Kite Shopfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln City side-trips: Newport (Oregon Coast Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Science Center, & more) and Bear Creek Artichokes (in Tillamook). And it doesn't end there: revel in the low prices at Lincoln City Outlets, browse for treasures at Little Antique Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Alderhouse Glass Blowers, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mossy Creek Pottery.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln City journey planner .

Drive from Florence to Lincoln City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lincoln City can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Newport, Bear Creek Artichokes, Whale Park
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Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Lincoln City Outlets ©
Lincoln City Outlets

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. Do your shopping at Wheeler Station Antiques and Icefire Glassworks. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet (in Garibaldi) and Astoria (Fort Stevens State Park, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, stop by Cannon Beach Bookstore, and view the masterpieces at Cannon Beach Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Lincoln City to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lincoln City in August: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Eastsound.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, Wheeler Station Antiques, The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Wheeler Station Antiques ©
Wheeler Station Antiques

3
nights
Eastsound, Orcas Island

Eastsound ©
Eastsound is an unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.Eastsound is the largest population center on Orcas Island, the second-most populated and physically largest of the San Juan Islands. Head to Darvill's Bookstore and Orcas Island Artworksfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Sucia Island State Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park, don't miss a visit to Orcas Island Pottery, pick up some local products at Orcas Island Farmers Market, and take in the exciting artwork at Crow Valley Pottery.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Eastsound online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Eastsound takes 7 hours. In August, daytime highs in Eastsound are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Eastsound

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Orcas Island, Olga
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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Darvill's Bookstore ©
Darvill's Bookstore
Orcas Island Artworks ©
Orcas Island Artworks

4
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Head to Serendipity the used book place and Island Studiosfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, and admire all the interesting features of Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Eastsound to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Reuben Tarte Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Island Studios ©
Island Studios
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

4
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Head to Olive and Vyne and Capital City Public Marketfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Boise with a short trip to Kelly's Whitewater Park in Cascade, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, get your game on at Boise Escape, admire the natural beauty at Idaho Botanical Garden, and ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boise trip website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Friday Harbor to Boise in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Friday Harbor to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Friday Harbor in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Boise: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Olive and Vyne, Kelly's Whitewater Park, Warhawk Air Museum, The Village at Meridian
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Olive and Vyne ©
Olive and Vyne
The Village at Meridian ©
The Village at Meridian

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