20 days in Portland, Oregon Coast & San Francisco Itinerary

20 days in Portland, Oregon Coast & San Francisco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly + Bus:  16 h 15 min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Depoe Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Tillamook
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Astoria
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  7 h 45 min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Paris

3
nights
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.
Visiting Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Multnomah Falls will get you outdoors. Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online road trip planner.

Paris, France to Portland is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: highs in Portland hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, then have some family-friendly fun at Sandland Adventures, and finally examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then go for a walk through Strawberry Hill Wayside.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Florence takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Portland in May, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves

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. On the 31st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Game Park Safari, then explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, then take in the exciting artwork at Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop, and finally enjoy the sea views from Coquille River Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, enjoy the sea views from Cape Blanco Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Bandon State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bandon trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Bandon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Bandon, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Depoe Bay.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ©
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

2
nights
Depoe Bay

Depoe Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, located on U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), cruise along Otter Crest Loop, take an in-depth tour of Prehistoric, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Boiler Bay State Wayside, shop like a local with Lincoln City Glass Center, then look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, and finally see the interesting displays at Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Depoe Bay trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bandon to Depoe Bay takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Depoe Bay are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tillamook.

Things to do in Depoe Bay

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Lincoln City
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center

2
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 4th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park, enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, and finally stroll through Cedar Wetlands Preserve. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hug Point State Recreation Site, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then stroll through Manzanita Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tillamook tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Depoe Bay to Tillamook takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Depoe Bay to Tillamook. In June, daily temperatures in Tillamook can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cedar Wetlands Preserve, Manzanita Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Oswald West State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Seaside Inverted Experience. Take a break from the city and head to Cannon Beach and Fort Stevens State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Ecola State Park). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, explore the striking landscape of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, and explore the galleries of Columbia River Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Wed), stroll through Ocean Beach, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Astoria to San Francisco by combination of bus, tram, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, tram, flight, and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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