8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Bandon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Lincoln City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bandon visit planner.

Chicago to Bandon is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Bandon. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bandon, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Nature Wildlife Shopping
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Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Face Rock Creamery ©
Face Rock Creamery
Second Street Gallery ©
Second Street Gallery

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, view the masterpieces at Wave Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Earthworks Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Backstreet Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Sandland Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at The Chocolate Frog, take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, and then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning website .

Getting from Bandon to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, The Chocolate Frog
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The Chocolate Frog ©
The Chocolate Frog
Backstreet Gallery ©
Backstreet Gallery
Earthworks Gallery ©
Earthworks Gallery

2
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Prehistoric, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Little Antique Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Freed Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Alderhouse Glass Blowers, then take in the exciting artwork at Mossy Creek Pottery, and finally view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and then stop by Robert's Bookshop.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln City itinerary site .

Drive from Florence to Lincoln City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Lincoln City, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Newport
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Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Mossy Creek Pottery ©
Mossy Creek Pottery
Little Antique Mall ©
Little Antique Mall

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then browse the different shops at Woodburn Premium Outlets, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pioneer Courthouse Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurelhurst Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at New Deal Distillery.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Lincoln City to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lincoln City in May: highs in Portland hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Woodburn Premium Outlets
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Woodburn Premium Outlets ©
Woodburn Premium Outlets
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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