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Seattle to Bend drive

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  Seattle
 Tacoma
 Longview (Washington)
 Portland
 Mt Hood
 Warm Springs (Oregon)
 Redmond (Oregon)
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Seattle to Bend road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Seattle 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 Seattle and Bend. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Seattle 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

11:00 am  start in Seattle
drive for about 35 minutes

11:35 am  Tacoma
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:35 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:15 pm  Longview (Washington)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:15 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

4:10 pm  Portland
stay overnight at Ace Hotel Portland
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Ace Hotel Portland
drive for about 1 hour

11:06 am  Mt Hood
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:06 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:12 pm  Warm Springs (Oregon)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:12 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

3:01 pm  Redmond (Oregon)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:01 pm
drive for about 24 minutes

4:25 pm  arrive in Bend
stay at McMenamins Old St. Francis School

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

Tacoma  (15 answers)
    Museum of Glass  (5 mentions)
    LeMay - America's Car Museum  (3 mentions)
    Tacoma Art Museum  (2 mentions)
    The Swiss  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Tacoma:
        Duke's Chowder House
        The Lobster Shop
    questions about Tacoma:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Tacoma?
        What is Tacoma weather like in the summer?

Longview (Washington)

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

Mt Hood  (8 mentions)

Warm Springs (Oregon)

Redmond (Oregon)  (2 answers)


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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 329 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 46 minutes
270 Seattle travel answers
15 Tacoma travel answers
1 Longview (Washington) travel answer
245 Portland travel answers
2 Redmond (Oregon) travel answers
24 Bend travel answers





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