15 days in Central Oregon Itinerary

15 days in Central Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Oregon attractions planner
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Fly to Portland, Bus to Madras
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Madras
— 6 nights
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Camp Sherman
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sunriver
— 4 nights
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Madras — 6 nights

Madras is a city in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Peter Skene Ogden State Park and Prineville Reservoir State Park. Get in touch with nature at Lake Billy Chinook and The Cove Palisades State park. Get out of town with these interesting Madras side-trips: Prineville (Painted Hills, Bowman Museum, &more), Maragas Winery (in Culver) and Crooked River Ranch (Steelhead Falls & Crooked River Ranch Golf Course). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Crescent Moon Ranch, see the interesting displays at Erickson Aircraft Collection, admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, and get engrossed in the history at The Museum at Warm Springs.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Madras tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Madras is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Madras, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Madras dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Camp Sherman.
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Camp Sherman — 4 nights

Camp Sherman is census-designated place and unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Proxy Falls and Aspen Lakes Golf Course. Visiting Clear Lake and Metolius River will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Camp Sherman to Terrebonne to see Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoodoo Ski Area, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cascade Street Distillery, play a few rounds at Black Butte Ranch - Big Meadow Golf Course, and make a trip to The Collection Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Camp Sherman online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Madras to Camp Sherman takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sunriver.
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Sunriver — 4 nights

Sunriver, Oregon is a census-designated place and 3300acre planned residential and resort community in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Sunriver Resort and Tumalo Mountain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Village at Sunriver and Quail Run Golf Course. Take a break from Sunriver with a short trip to East Lake in La Pine, about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Sunriver Nature Center, hike along Lava Cast Forest Trail, walk around La Pine State Park, and see the sky in a new way at Oregon Observatory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sunriver vacation builder tool.

Getting from Camp Sherman to Sunriver by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sunriver can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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Central Oregon travel guide

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Specialty Museums · State Parks · River Rafting & Tubing
The Cascade Mountains catch most of the precipitation from the Pacific Ocean, leaving residents of Central Oregon on the mountains' eastern side with an average of 300 sunny days per year for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, golfing, skiing, and rock-climbing. The weather and terrain are so inviting for outdoor activities that many people have moved to the region specifically for this purpose. The combination of plentiful sunshine and volcanic soil from the Cascades has given rise to a booming wine industry, and you'll find scenic wineries throughout the area. Bend serves as the de facto capital of Central Oregon, which encompasses three counties and numerous small towns, and offers a mix of fine dining, microbreweries, and lively pubs.
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