13 days in Central Oregon Itinerary

13 days in Central Oregon Itinerary

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13 days in Central Oregon Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Warm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bend
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Portland

1
night
Warm Springs

Warm Springs ©
Warm Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) and an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): try your luck at Indian Head Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Museum at Warm Springs and then contemplate the waterfront views at Metolius River.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Warm Springs trip builder app .

Portland to Warm Springs is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Portland in September, expect little chillier with lows of 39°F in Warm Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Warm Springs

Casinos Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Metolius River
Highlights from your plan
Indian Head Casino ©
Indian Head Casino
Metolius River ©
Metolius River
The Museum at Warm Springs ©
The Museum at Warm Springs

11
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tumalo State Park and South Sister. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Todd Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Sisters (McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, Proxy Falls, & more), Lava Cast Forest Trail (in La Pine) and Peter Skene Ogden State Park (in Terrebonne). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Deschutes River Trail, get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum, contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bend trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Warm Springs to Bend by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sisters, Prineville, Redmond, Peter Skene Ogden State Park, Lava Cast Forest Trail
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Tumalo State Park ©
Tumalo State Park
Shevlin Park ©
Shevlin Park
Proxy Falls ©
Proxy Falls