48 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

48 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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48 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  38​h
1
Astoria
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tillamook
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Brookings
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bandon
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Florence
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Newport
— 7 nights
Drive:  38​h
End: Indianapolis

7
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get some historical perspective at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Clark's Dismal Nitch. Let the collections at Mount St. Helens Visitor Center and Don Nisbett Art Gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Haystack Rock, & more), Seaside (Seaside Beach & Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant) and Ilwaco (Cape Disappointment State Park, Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, & more). The adventure continues: hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, look for gifts at Jack's Country Store, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, and contemplate the geological forces at Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Plan trip to Astoria with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Indianapolis to Astoria is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. October in Astoria sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Ilwaco, Seaside, Clark's Dismal Nitch, Farmers Market
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park

8
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Rockaway Beach Wayside and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Head to Wheeler Station Antiques and Bear Creek Artichokesfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tillamook: Bob Straub State Park (in Pacific City), Kelly's Brighton Marina (in Rockaway Beach) and Manzanita (Manzanita Beach, Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, & more). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, examine the collection at Garibaldi Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Tillamook Forest Center.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tillamook vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Manzanita, Garibaldi, Nehalem, Pacific City
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside

6
nights
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor and Alfred A Loeb State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lone Ranch Beach and Harris Beach State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Brookings: Gold Beach (Gold Beach Books, Illinois River, & more). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Crissey Field State Park, get great views at Natural Bridges Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Azalea Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Chetco Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brookings trip tool .

You can drive from Tillamook to Brookings in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Brookings are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bandon.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Beach
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Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach
Alfred A Loeb State Park ©
Alfred A Loeb State Park

8
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Appreciate the collections at Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum and Second Street Gallery. Visit Bandon State Park and Bastendorff Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Bandon's surroundings by going to Port Orford (Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Hughes Historic House, & more) and Coos Bay (Cape Arago State Park, Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, & more). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Coquille River Lighthouse, play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, take in the exciting artwork at Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop, and stop by Face Rock Creamery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bandon day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Brookings to Bandon takes 2 hours. October in Bandon sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Orford, Coos Bay, Charleston
Highlights from your plan
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse

8
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Umpqua River Lighthouse and Heceta Head Lighthouse. Museum-lovers will appreciate Siuslaw Pioneer Museum and Wave Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Devil's Churn, & more) and Reedsport (Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area & Tahkenitch Creek Loop Trail). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, hike along John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead, don't miss a visit to Siuslaw River Bridge, and stroll through Hobbit Trail.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence travel tool .

Drive from Bandon to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Get outdoors at Roads End State Recreation Site and Taft Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Willamette Valley Vineyards and Seal Rock State Wayside. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Bush's Pasture Park (in Salem), Gleneden Beach State Park (in Gleneden Beach) and Lincoln City (Alderhouse Glass Blowers, Mossy Creek Pottery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, admire the majestic nature at Beverly Beach State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip planner .

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Newport sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Corvallis, The Edge Art Gallery, Beverly Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Willamette Valley Vineyards ©
Willamette Valley Vineyards

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