8 days in Oregon & Iowa Itinerary

8 days in Oregon & Iowa Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon & Iowa Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
4
Mason City
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: San Francisco


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1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): have fun at Sandland Adventures.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence road trip planning app .

San Francisco to Florence is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Florence are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Devil's Churn
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Sand Master Park ©
Sand Master Park
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): browse the exhibits of Hatfield Marine Science Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then immerse yourself in nature at Gleneden Beach State Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lincoln City Glass Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newport road trip site .

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Newport are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gleneden Beach State Park, Lincoln City Glass Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Rockaway Beach Wayside, then stroll through Manzanita Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip planner .

Drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mason City.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

1
night
Mason City

Mason City ©
Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Historic Park Inn Hotel, then steep yourself in history at Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District, then get to know the fascinating history of Music Man Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Stockman House Museum. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Floyd County Historical Society Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil & Prairie Center.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mason City tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Cannon Beach to Mason City with the Route module. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cannon Beach to Mason City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mason City, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mason City

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Fossil & Prairie Center, Floyd County Historical Society Museum
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Historic Park Inn Hotel ©
Historic Park Inn Hotel
Music Man Square ©
Music Man Square
Stockman House Museum ©
Stockman House Museum

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