37 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

37 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Portland, Bus to Astoria
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Astoria
— 8 nights
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Tillamook
— 6 nights
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Depoe Bay
— 5 nights
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Florence
— 6 nights
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Bandon
— 6 nights
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Brookings
— 5 nights
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Astoria

— 8 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount St. Helens and Clatsop Spit. Venture out of the city with trips to Ilwaco (Cape Disappointment Lighthouse & Cape Disappointment State Park), Johnston Ridge Observatory (in Toutle) and Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park, Haystack Rock, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, stroll through Columbia River Maritime Museum, do a tasting at Shallon Winery, and visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Astoria trip builder app.

San Francisco to Astoria is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Astoria are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tillamook

— 6 nights
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Lookout State Park and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Manzanita (Short Sands Beach & Manzanita Beach) and Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll through Rockaway Beach Wayside, examine the collection at International Police Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, and look for gifts at Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tillamook trip maker.

Drive from Astoria to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Tillamook can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Depoe Bay.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Depoe Bay

— 5 nights
Depoe Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, located on U.S. Route 101 next to the Pacific Ocean. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Otter Crest Loop and Boiler Bay State Wayside. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Depoe Bay: Waldport (Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center & The Chocolate Frog) and Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area (in Newport). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Yaquina Bay Bridge, admire the majestic nature at South Beach State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Newport Bay Fishing Pier.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Depoe Bay trip planner.

Drive from Tillamook to Depoe Bay in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Depoe Bay due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tillamook in July, expect nights in Depoe Bay to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Depoe Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Florence

— 6 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park and Hobbit Trail. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport), Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop (in Winchester Bay) and Yachats (Devil's Churn, Earthworks Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Siuslaw River Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heceta Beach, see the interesting displays at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, and Head underground at Sea Lion Caves.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Depoe Bay to Florence in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bandon

— 6 nights
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Watson Falls and Battle Rock Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Coos Bay (Shore Acres State Park, McCullough Memorial Bridge, &more) and Port Orford (Hughes Historic House, Cape Blanco State Park, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bandon State Park, walk around Kronenberg Park, tee off at Pacific Dunes, and stroll through Coquille Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bandon trip maker.

You can drive from Florence to Bandon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bandon can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Brookings

— 5 nights
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor and Alfred A Loeb State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Brookings: Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (in Cave Junction) and Gold Beach (Curry Historical Museum, Otter Point State Recreation Site, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Chetco Point Park, stroll through Lone Ranch Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Chetco Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brookings trip planner.

Drive from Bandon to Brookings in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.