11 days in Portland & Bend Itinerary

11 days in Portland & Bend Itinerary

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11 days in Portland & Bend Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Portland

7
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.
Relax by the water at Manzanita Beach and Haystack Rock. Take a break from the city and head to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Mount St. Helens. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Silver Falls State Park (in Silverton), Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum (in The Dalles) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Hug Point State Park, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards, and see the sky in a new way at Johnston Ridge Observatory.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portland online driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Cascade Locks, Hood River, Silver Falls State Park, Vista House
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

3
nights
Bend

Bend ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at High Desert Museum, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. On the next day, explore the activities along Todd Lake, hike along Proxy Falls, then look and learn at Dee Wright Observatory, and finally wander the streets of City of Sisters.

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Drive from Portland to Bend in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Portland in July since evenings lows in Bend dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sisters, Dee Wright Observatory, Smith Rock State Park
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Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Dee Wright Observatory ©
Dee Wright Observatory
Todd Lake ©
Todd Lake

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