9 days in Ankeny & Coos Bay Itinerary

9 days in Ankeny & Coos Bay Itinerary

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Ankeny
— 2 nights
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Drive to Des Moines International Airport, Fly to Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, Drive to Coos Bay
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Coos Bay
— 6 nights
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Ankeny

— 2 nights
Ankeny is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ankeny side-trips: Ames (Iowa State University & Reiman Gardens) and Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (in Newton). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Firetrucker Brewery, snap pictures at High Trestle Trail Bridge, explore the activities along Saylorville lake, and deepen your understanding at Iowa Culinary Institute.

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 · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Coos Bay

— 6 nights
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: Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint (in Bandon), Florence (Sea Lion Caves & Heceta Head Lighthouse) and Yachats (Yachats State Park, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, &more). 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