9 days in Cannon Beach, Tillamook & Coos Bay Itinerary

9 days in Cannon Beach, Tillamook & Coos Bay Itinerary

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9 days in Cannon Beach, Tillamook & Coos Bay Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Tillamook
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Coos Bay
— 4 nights
End: Coos Bay

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach vacation planner .

Salt Lake City to Cannon Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sweet Creek Falls, Munson Creek Falls and Tillamook Creamery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tillamook: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park, and stop by Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tillamook tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Tillamook in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Tillamook sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Sweet Creek Falls
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

4
nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hobbit Trail, Natural Bridges Viewpoint and HillCrest Winery and Distillery. Get out of town with these interesting Coos Bay side-trips: Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint (in Bandon) and Sandland Adventures (in Florence). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park, make a trip to Steve Prefontaine Murals, and snap pictures at McCullough Memorial Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coos Bay trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Tillamook to Coos Bay in 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Coos Bay can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Florence, Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, HillCrest Winery and Distillery, Natural Bridges Viewpoint
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

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