11 days in Bend & Brookings Itinerary

11 days in Bend & Brookings Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oregon attractions planner

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Bend
— 3 nights
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Brookings
— 5 nights
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Bend

— 3 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Bend is known for nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area, admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bend, use our trip itinerary maker.

Salt Lake City to Bend is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Bend are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brookings.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Brookings

— 5 nights
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Gold Beach (Arch Rock Brewing Company, The Mary D Hume, &more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Harris Beach State Park, stroll around Chetco Point Park, get great views at Natural Bridges Viewpoint, and take a memorable drive along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brookings trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bend to Brookings by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bend in February: high temperatures in Brookings hover around 55°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bend

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Peter Skene Ogden State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, and then walk around Sam Johnson Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bend road trip planning site.

Drive from Brookings to Bend in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brookings in February: high temperatures in Bend hover around 46°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips