15 days in Portland & Bend Itinerary

15 days in Portland & Bend Itinerary

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1
Portland
— 11 nights
2
Bend
— 3 nights

11
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Columbia River Maritime Museum and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will appeal to museum buffs. Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park, &more), Hood River (Hood River Distillers Tasting Room & Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum) and Grays River Covered Bridge (in Grays River). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and get a taste of the local shopping with Northwest (Nob Hill).

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Portland. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, Hood River, Sokol Blosser Winery, Columbia River Highway
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at High Desert Museum and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: pick up some new knowledge with The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cascade Street Distillery, and finally take a stroll through City of Sisters.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bend online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Bend takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bend when traveling from Portland in October, with lows around °F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bend

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Redmond, Sisters
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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