8 days in Bend Itinerary

8 days in Bend Itinerary

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8 days in Bend Itinerary

Start: Chicago
plane:  8​h
— 7 nights
plane:  8​h
End: Chicago


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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sparks Lake, Todd Lake and Tumalo State Park. Get outdoors at High Desert Museum and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Sisters (McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop & Sahalie and Koosah Falls) and Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond). And it doesn't end there: trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drake Park, explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hosmer Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bend trip maker .

Chicago to Bend is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Bend due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect little chillier with lows of 32°F in Bend. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sisters, Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Tumalo Falls ©
Tumalo Falls