9 days in Oregon Coast & Tacoma Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Coast & Tacoma Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Bandon
— 1 day
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Florence
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Astoria
— 3 nights
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Tacoma
— 2 nights
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Bandon

— 1 day
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and then play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bandon route planner.

San Jose to Bandon is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Jose in October; daily highs in Bandon reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Nature · Golf · Outdoors · Parks

Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, admire the majestic nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bandon to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, and then kick back and relax at Nye Beach. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Newport holiday maker website.

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seaside Aquarium (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, &more). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, and take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tacoma.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Tacoma

— 2 nights
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pacific Bonsai Museum, go on a hair-raising tour with Pretty Gritty Tours, then meet the residents at Point Defiance Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Owen Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through 5 Mile Drive & Trails, admire the masterpieces at Tacoma Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Washington State History Museum, then make a trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Glass, and finally make a trip to Union Station.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tacoma trip site.

You can drive from Astoria to Tacoma in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Oregon Coast travel guide

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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.