9 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

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9 days in Oregon Coast & Portland Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  9​h
1
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lincoln City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Denver

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Young River Falls and then stroll through Cathedral Tree Trail.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Astoria trip planner .

Denver to Astoria is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. 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. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for little chillier days in Astoria, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Trails
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Young River Falls ©
Young River Falls
Clatsop Spit ©
Clatsop Spit
Fernhill Glass ©
Fernhill Glass

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site.

Plan trip to Cannon Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Astoria to Cannon Beach in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Short Sands Beach
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Short Sands Beach ©
Short Sands Beach

1
night
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Roads End State Recreation Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lincoln City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Lincoln City, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Roads End State Recreation Site ©
Roads End State Recreation Site

1
night
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at Bastendorff Beach.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Coos Bay road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lincoln City to Coos Bay takes 3 hours. In August in Coos Bay, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Florence.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Bastendorff Beach, Ten Mile Lake
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Bastendorff Beach ©
Bastendorff Beach
Ten Mile Lake ©
Ten Mile Lake

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through Heceta Beach.

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Getting from Coos Bay to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thor's Well
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Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Backstreet Gallery ©
Backstreet Gallery

2
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Coquille Point. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bandon itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Bandon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ophir Beach, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor
Highlights from your plan
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point
Ophir Beach ©
Ophir Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): wander the streets of Sellwood and then take a stroll through Multnomah Village.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Bandon to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bandon in August, expect Portland to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Multnomah Village ©
Multnomah Village
Sellwood ©
Sellwood

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