21 days in Salt Lake City, Oregon Coast & Bainbridge Island Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Bainbridge Island
— 5 nights
Lincoln City
— 3 nights
Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to Zurich


Salt Lake City — 6 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of the Madeleine and Assembly Hall. Temple Square and Brigham City Tabernacle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Provo (Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo City Center Temple, &more), Ogden (Treehouse Children's Museum, Historic 25th Street, &more) and Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (in Brigham City). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Golden Spike National Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, make a trip to The Real UP House, and have fun and explore at Museum of Natural Curiosity.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online attractions planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Salt Lake City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Florence.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Florence — 2 nights

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, enjoy the sea views from Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop, and then relax in the rural setting at Umpqua Triangle Oyster from Aquaculture. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heceta Beach, enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip site.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Florence, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seaside.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
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Seaside — 3 nights

Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lightship Columbia and Seaside Inverted Experience. We've included these beaches for you: Seaside Beach and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seaside: Manzanita (Spas & Manzanita Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and view the masterpieces at Icefire Glassworks.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seaside trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Seaside takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Seaside, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bainbridge Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Bainbridge Island — 5 nights

Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and Point No Point Lighthouse & Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and Puget Sound Navy Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bainbridge Island: Bremerton (Bremerton Bug Museum & USS Turner Joy Museum Ship), Port Gamble (St. Paul's Church & Port Gamble Museum) and Log Cabin Museum (in Port Orchard). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, do a tasting at Fletcher Bay Winery, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Undersea Museum, and sample some tasty brews at Tour Bainbridge.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bainbridge Island attractions website.

You can drive from Seaside to Bainbridge Island in 4 hours. Traveling from Seaside in May, expect nights in Bainbridge Island to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lincoln City.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries
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Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

Lincoln City — 3 nights

Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lincoln City Glass Center and Prehistoric. Visit Taft Bay and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, shop like a local with Freed Gallery, view the masterpieces at Mossy Creek Pottery, and cruise along Otter Crest Loop.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lincoln City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bainbridge Island to Lincoln City takes 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bainbridge Island in May; daily highs in Lincoln City reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks
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Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Oregon Coast travel guide

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.