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Los Angeles to Bend drive

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  Los Angeles
 Bakersfield
 Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
 Modesto
 Sacramento
 Chico
 Redding
 Mount Shasta
 Klamath Falls
   Bend 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to Bend road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Los Angeles
drive for about 2 hours

10:54 am  Bakersfield
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:54 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:50 pm  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:50 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:05 pm  Modesto
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:05 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:18 pm  Sacramento
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Sacramento
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:43 am  Chico
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:43 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:03 pm  Redding
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:03 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:07 pm  Mount Shasta
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:07 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:35 pm  Klamath Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:35 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

9:02 pm  arrive in Bend
stay at McMenamins Old St. Francis School

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Los Angeles, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


Where should I stop along the way?

Bakersfield  (16 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)

Modesto  (6 answers)

Sacramento  (48 answers)
    California State Railroad Museum  (6 mentions)
    California State Capitol Museum  (3 mentions)
    58 Degrees & Holding Co.  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Sacramento:
        Ella Dining Room & Bar
        Rick's Dessert Diner
        Delta King Hotel
        The Rind
        Mulvaney's B&L
    questions about Sacramento:
        Things to do and see in Sacramento
        Hidden gems in Sacramento?
        Me want food in Sacramento!
        What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?
        Places to see in Gold Rush Country enroute from Sacramento

Chico  (6 answers)
    questions about Chico:
        Best free things to do in Chico?
        What's the best neighborhood in Chico for a first time visitor?

Redding  (7 answers)
    restaurants around Redding:
        Wilda's Grill
        Market Street Steakhouse
    questions about Redding:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Redding?
        Best free things to do in Redding?

Mount Shasta  (7 answers)

Klamath Falls  (5 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Bend, Oregon.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


Where's the best place to stay in Bend?

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 Bend.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out McMenamins Old St. Francis School, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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




Where's the best place to eat in Bend?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Jackson's Corner, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Deschutes Brewery  (3 mentions)
Chow  (3 mentions)
10 Barrel Brewing  (3 mentions)
The Lot  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Bend?

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:

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 Bend. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Amy from Kansas City (Missouri) asked:
Places to visit near Bend, OR?  (4 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Bend?  (3 answers)

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




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 Bend to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Bend. Or get a full Los Angeles to Bend 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 Los Angeles well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Los Angeles!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 820 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 38 minutes
Bend is the same time as Los Angeles
598 Los Angeles travel answers
16 Bakersfield travel answers
6 Modesto travel answers
48 Sacramento travel answers
6 Chico travel answers
7 Redding travel answers
7 Mount Shasta travel answers
5 Klamath Falls travel answers
20 Bend travel answers





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