5 days in Bend Itinerary

5 days in Bend Itinerary

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5 days in Bend Itinerary

Start: Crater Lake National Park
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Bend
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Weaverville

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bend: Sisters (Cascade Street Distillery, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, & more), Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River) and Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum, fly down the slopes at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area, walk around Drake Park, and get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bend online trip itinerary planner .

Crater Lake National Park to Bend is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in November, things will get little chillier in Bend: highs are around 48°F and lows about 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sisters, Artists Gallery Sunriver, Smith Rock State Park, Dee Wright Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©

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