18 days in Bend & Missoula Itinerary

18 days in Bend & Missoula Itinerary

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Bend
— 9 nights
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Missoula
— 8 nights
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Bend

— 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bend: Crooked River Ranch Golf Course (in Crooked River Ranch), Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Peter Skene Ogden State Park (in Terrebonne). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend trip itinerary maker.

Redmond to Bend is an approximately half hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Bend are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Missoula

— 8 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Explore Missoula's surroundings by going to Polson (Sacajawea Park, Flathead Lake, &more), Ohrmann Museum & Gallery (in Drummond) and Seeley Lake Nordic Trails (in Seeley Lake). The adventure continues: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Garnet Ghost Town, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Missoula online route planner.

You can fly from Bend to Missoula in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips