9 days in Bend Itinerary

9 days in Bend Itinerary

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at High Desert Museum and The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area and Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Venture out of the city with trips to Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, & more), Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River) and Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond). And it doesn't end there: get advice or help at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Sparks Lake, admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls, and Head underground at Lava River Cave.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend attractions tool .

In December, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sisters, Redmond, Dee Wright Observatory, Trail to Benham Falls
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing