9 days in Ankeny & Coos Bay Itinerary

9 days in Ankeny & Coos Bay Itinerary

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Ankeny
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Coos Bay
— 6 nights

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Ankeny

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Ankeny is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ankeny side-trips: Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (in Newton) and Ames (Iowa State University & Reiman Gardens). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to High Trestle Trail, test your problem-solving skills at Breakout, explore the activities along Saylorville lake, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Firetrucker Brewery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ankeny travel app.

Des Moines to Ankeny is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Ankeny

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

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Reiman Gardens
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Iowa Culinary Institute
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Coos Bay

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Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Change things up with these side-trips from Coos Bay: Yachats (Yachats State Park, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, &more), Florence (Sea Lion Caves & Heceta Head Lighthouse) and Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint (in Bandon). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, examine the collection at Coos Art Museum, and take a memorable drive along Oregon Coast Hwy.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coos Bay trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ankeny to Coos Bay. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ankeny in September: highs in Coos Bay hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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