45 days in Oregon Coast, Yellowstone National Park & Southwest North Dakota Itinerary

45 days in Oregon Coast, Yellowstone National Park & Southwest North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bandon
— 3 nights
2
Florence
— 3 nights
3
Newport
— 3 nights
4
Tillamook
— 2 nights
5
Astoria
— 4 nights
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 27 nights
7
Medora
— 2 nights

3
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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 Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and West Coast Game Park Safari. Get in touch with nature at Shore Acres State Park and Coquille Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Bandon: Cape Arago State Park (in Coos Bay) and Port Orford (Cape Blanco State Park, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bandon State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bandon trip planning site.

Washington DC to Bandon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Bandon, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Orford, Coos Bay
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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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
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Heceta Head Lighthouse and Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop. Attractions like Sea Lion Caves and Heceta Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Devil's Churn), Reedsport (Tahkenitch Creek Loop Trail & Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area) and Umpqua Aquaculture Triangle Oyster Farm (in Winchester Bay). There's more to do: hike along John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead and take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Bandon to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Reedsport, Winchester Bay
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

3
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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Get in touch with nature at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Family-friendly places like Oregon Coast Aquarium and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats coastline (in Yachats) and Beachtown Charities Thrift and Gift (in Lincoln City). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, hike along Ocean to Bay Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, and get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Yachats coastline, Beachtown Charities Thrift and Gift
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

2
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Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Nehalem Bay State Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tillamook trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport to Tillamook, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tillamook: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Nehalem Bay State Park, Oswald West State Park, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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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

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Attractions like Haystack Rock and Astoria Column make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Cannon Beach and Fort Stevens State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park & Ecola State Park) and Seaside Candyman (in Seaside). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial, see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, and make a trip to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tillamook to Astoria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Astoria, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

27
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old Faithful and Lamar Valley. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Sacajawea Park in Polson--about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, and take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Astoria to Yellowstone National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Astoria in August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Medora.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sacajawea Park
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 30:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Medora tour builder website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Medora by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Medora hover around °F and lows are around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Little Missouri National Grassland ©
Little Missouri National Grassland

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