8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon Coast vacation planner

Make it your trip
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Lincoln City
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Haystack Rock and Manzanita Beach. Kids will enjoy Cannon Beach and Icefire Glassworks. It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning app.

Salt Lake City to Cannon Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Cannon Beach to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lincoln City

— 3 nights
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Get outdoors at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and South Beach State Park. Kids will enjoy Otter Crest Loop and Cape Foulweather. Take a break from Lincoln City with a short trip to Marine Discovery Tours in Newport, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Beverly Beach State Park, kick back and relax at Roads End State Recreation Site, and shop like a local with Mossy Creek Pottery.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln City route maker site.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, you will find days in Lincoln City are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips


— 2 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 24th (Fri), kick back and relax at Heceta Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Darlingtonia State Natural Site and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hobbit Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence road trip site.

Traveling by car from Lincoln City to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Oregon Coast travel guide

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.