60 days in Central Oregon Itinerary

60 days in Central Oregon Itinerary

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60 days in Central Oregon Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  3​h
1
Madras
— 21 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
La Pine
— 20 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Camp Sherman
— 18 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Portland

21
nights
Madras

Madras ©
Madras is a city in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fire Museum in City Hall and Sunshine Mill Winery. Columbia Hills State Park and Stonehenge Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Madras: Crooked River Ranch (Crooked River Ranch Golf Course & Steelhead Falls), John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (in John Day) and Hood River (Mount Hood, Tamanawas Falls Trail, & more). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument- Sheep Rock. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Peter Skene Ogden State Park, trek along Salmon River Trail, fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, and admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madras trip planner.

Portland to Madras is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madras when traveling from Portland in June, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Pine.

Things to do in Madras

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River, Prineville, Maupin, Lyle, Redmond
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Cottonwood Canyon State Park ©
Cottonwood Canyon State Park
Columbia Hills State Park ©
Columbia Hills State Park

20
nights
La Pine

La Pine ©
La Pine is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States, incorporated on December 7, 2006.La Pine is part of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Klamath Museum and Artists Gallery Sunriver. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fall River Trail and Annie Creek Canyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Pine: Roseburg (Clearwater Falls & Watson Falls), Crater Lake National Park (Crater Lake National Park, Watchman Peak, & more) and Fort Rock (Homestead Village Museum & Fort Rock State Natural Area). And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Quail Run Golf Course, take in the awesome beauty at Tumalo Mountain, hike along Lava Cast Forest Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Crack in the Ground.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our La Pine driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Madras to La Pine takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Camp Sherman.

Things to do in La Pine

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park, Sunriver, Oakridge, Prospect, Roseburg
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Fort Rock State Natural Area ©
Fort Rock State Natural Area
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint

18
nights
Camp Sherman

Camp Sherman ©
Camp Sherman is census-designated place and unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Camp Sherman Store on the Metolius River and Dee Wright Observatory. Get outdoors at Metolius River and Breitenbush Hot Springs. Venture out of the city with trips to Estacada (Bagby Hot Springs & Austin Hot Springs), Detroit Lake State Recreation Area (in Detroit) and Fisherman's Bend Recreation (in Mill City).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Camp Sherman tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from La Pine to Camp Sherman takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 18th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Camp Sherman

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Estacada, Detroit, Fisherman's Bend Recreation, Dee Wright Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Dee Wright Observatory ©
Dee Wright Observatory
Breitenbush Hot Springs ©
Breitenbush Hot Springs
Metolius River ©
Metolius River