30 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

30 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

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30 days in Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Fort St. John
Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
Tillamook
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Newport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Bandon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Gold Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
Astoria
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Fort St. John

4
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Bring the kids along to Manzanita Beach and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Change things up with these side-trips from Tillamook: Nehalem Bay State Park (in Nehalem), Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach) and Pacific City (Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area & Bob Straub State Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, stroll through Cedar Wetlands Preserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Nevor Shellfish Farm, and delve into the lush surroundings at Tillamook Forest Center.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tillamook trip planner.

Fort St. John, Canada to Tillamook is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Fort St. John to Tillamook, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific City, Rockaway Beach, Oswald West State Park, Manzanita Beach, Three Capes Scenic Drive
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Nehalem Bay State Park ©
Nehalem Bay State Park
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

5
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Attractions like Oregon Coast Aquarium and Hatfield Marine Science Center make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Yachats coastline (in Yachats), Lincoln City (Lincoln City Glass Center & Abraham Lincoln Memorial Statue) and Gleneden Beach State Park (in Gleneden Beach). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, head off the coast to Proposal Rock, admire the majestic nature at Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Tillamook in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach State Park, Yachats coastline, Proposal Rock
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Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Reedsport (Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area & Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area) and Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Devil's Churn). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Sandland Adventures, get lost in a book at Siuslaw Public Library, visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and Head underground at Sea Lion Caves.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence holiday planner.

Drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Reedsport
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves

5
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like West Coast Game Park Safari and Bandon State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bandon: Port Orford (Cape Blanco Lighthouse & Cape Blanco State Park) and Coos Bay (Cape Arago State Park, Shore Acres State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, view the masterpieces at Second Street Gallery, kick back and relax at Whiskey Run Beach, and hike along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bandon visit planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Bandon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Bandon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Gold Beach.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coos Bay, Port Orford, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park

3
nights
Gold Beach

Gold Beach ©
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. Bring the kids along to Prehistoric Gardens and Lone Ranch Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Beach: Brookings (Harris Beach State Park, Oregon Redwood Trail, &more). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor and admire the majestic nature at Otter Point State Recreation Site.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Beach trip planner.

Getting from Bandon to Gold Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Gold Beach sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Brookings
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Harris Beach State Park ©
Harris Beach State Park
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor ©
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach

8
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kids will enjoy Haystack Rock and Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Seaside (Seaside Aquarium, Turnaround at Seaside, &more), Nehalem River (in Nehalem) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach Gallery, Cannon Beach, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, get some jogging in at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Young River Falls, and explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Astoria trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Beach to Astoria in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Nehalem River
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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