60 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

60 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Gold Beach
— 8 nights
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Bandon
— 10 nights
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Florence
— 10 nights
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Newport
— 11 nights
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Tillamook
— 10 nights
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Astoria
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Gold Beach

— 8 nights
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. Step off the beaten path and head to Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor and Humbug Mountain State Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lone Ranch Beach and China Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Brookings (Harris Beach State Park, Welcome to California, &more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Gold Beach Books, explore the activities along Illinois River, immerse yourself in nature at Geisel Monument State Heritage Site, and sample the tasty concoctions at Arch Rock Brewing Company.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Beach trip itinerary maker site.

Seattle to Gold Beach is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Gold Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bandon.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bandon

— 10 nights
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bandon State Park and Whiskey Run Beach. Shop till you drop at Face Rock Creamery and Second Street Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Coos Bay (Coos History Museum, Steve Prefontaine Murals, &more), Port Orford (Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Cape Blanco State Park, &more) and Betty Kay Charter (in Charleston). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Coquille River Lighthouse, tee off at Bandon Crossings Golf Course, get engrossed in the history at Bandon Historical Society Museum, and take a pleasant ride with Bandon Beach Riding Stables.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bandon route maker tool.

Getting from Gold Beach to Bandon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bandon are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Florence

— 10 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Visit Heceta Head Lighthouse and Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Hobbit Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Reedsport (Umpqua Discovery Center & Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area), Lakeside (Ten Mile Lake & Spinreel Dune Buggy and ATV Rental) and Yachats (Devil's Churn & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest). There's much more to do: take in the views from Siuslaw River Bridge, tee off at Florence Golf Links, see the interesting displays at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bandon to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Newport

— 11 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lincoln City Glass Center and North Lincoln County Historical Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Lincoln City (Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy, Roads End State Recreation Site, &more), Gleneden Beach State Park (in Gleneden Beach) and Yachats (Bazalgette the Whale at Whale Park, Yachats coastline, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, explore and take pictures at Otter Crest Loop, surround yourself with nature on Marine Discovery Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newport travel route planning app.

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Newport sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Tillamook

— 10 nights
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Visit Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Hug Point State Recreation Site for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and Cape Meares Lighthouse. Explore Tillamook's surroundings by going to Pacific City (Pelican Brewing Company, Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides, &more), Manzanita (Manzanita Beach, Spas, &more) and Nehalem (Nehalem Bay Winery & Nehalem Bay State Park). And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with Kayak Tillamook County, go for a walk through Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site, look for gifts at Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company, and stroll through Nevor Shellfish Farm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Tillamook trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport to Tillamook, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria

— 10 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Haystack Rock and Seaside Beach. For shopping fun, head to Icefire Glassworks or Seaside Candyman. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park, Cannon Beach Gallery, &more) and Seaside (Tillamook Head, Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant, &more). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Shallon Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Clatsop Spit, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, and examine the collection at Flavel House Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Astoria online day trip planner.

You can drive from Tillamook to Astoria in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tillamook to Astoria is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Astoria are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.