8 days in Central Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Central Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Oregon trip planner

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Bend

— 7 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.
Visiting Smith Rock State Park and Deschutes National Forest will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Tumalo State Park and Todd Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bend: Peter Skene Ogden State Park (in Terrebonne), Crooked River Scenic Drive (in Prineville) and Metolius River (in Camp Sherman). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Shevlin Park, learn more about the world around you at Sunriver Nature Center, stop by City of Sisters, and trek along Peterson Ridge Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bend trip itinerary maker site.

Seattle to Bend is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Bend dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.