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Bend to Seattle drive

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  Bend
 Warm Springs (Oregon)
 Mt Hood
 Portland
 Mount Saint Helens
 Olympia (Washington)
   Seattle 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Bend to Seattle road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Bend to Seattle. If you're planning a road trip to Seattle, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Bend and Seattle. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Bend and Seattle. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Bend
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:16 pm  Warm Springs (Oregon)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:16 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:22 pm  Mt Hood
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:22 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:29 pm  Portland
stay overnight at Ace Hotel Portland
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Ace Hotel Portland
drive for about 58 minutes

11:58 am  Mount Saint Helens
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:58 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:23 pm  Olympia (Washington)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:23 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:29 pm  arrive in Seattle
stay at Ace Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Warm Springs (Oregon)

Mt Hood  (8 mentions)

Portland  (245 answers)
    International Rose Test Garden  (20 mentions)
    Powell's City of Books  (17 mentions)
    Japanese Gardens  (15 mentions)
    Portland Saturday Market  (13 mentions)
    Timberline Lodge  (12 mentions)
    restaurants around Portland:
        Voodoo Doughnuts
        Tasty N Sons
        Lardo
        Potato Champion
        Pok Pok Restaurant
    hotels around Portland:
        Ace Hotel Portland
        The Nines, Portland
        Hotel Monaco Portland
        The Heathman Hotel
        Inn At Northrup Station
    questions about Portland:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Portland?
        Mid July: 1 week with wife and kid - what should we prioritize?
        Best coffee shops in Portland
        Visiting in July for 5 days with my boyfriend, where and what must we do?
        Artsy area with fun little shops

Mount Saint Helens  (10 mentions)

Olympia (Washington)  (8 answers)
    questions about Olympia (Washington):
        Day trip suggestions near Olympia, WA?
        Best free things to do in Olympia (Washington)?


Where's the best place to stay in Seattle?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Seattle.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Ace Hotel, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Edgewater Hotel  (5 mentions)
Inn at the Market  (3 mentions)
Sorrento Hotel  (3 mentions)
Hotel Five  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Seattle? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Seattle?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Serious Pie, which was mentioned 12 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Cafe Campagne  (12 mentions)
Piroshky Piroshky  (12 mentions)
Original Starbucks  (11 mentions)
Matt's in The Market  (10 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Seattle? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Seattle?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Pike Place Market  (113 mentions)
Space Needle  (54 mentions)
Experience Music Project  (25 mentions)
Pioneer Square  (25 mentions)
Kerry Park  (24 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Seattle. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Talia from Boston asked:
Is the Space Needle worth seeing?  (20 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Seattle?  (16 answers)

profile  Serena from San Francisco asked:
2-day solo trip to Seattle - What to do?  (13 answers)

profile  Lindsay from London asked:
Where are the most photogenic areas in Seattle?  (12 answers)

profile  Stephanie from New York City asked:
What are the best restaurants in Seattle?  (11 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Seattle.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Seattle to Bend drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Bend to Seattle. Or get a full Bend to Seattle flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Bend well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Bend!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 329 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 46 minutes
24 Bend travel answers
245 Portland travel answers
8 Olympia (Washington) travel answers
270 Seattle travel answers





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