Bend, Oregon, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Bend, Oregon, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Bend, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bend, Oregon, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Bend, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bend, Oregon, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bend, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Bend, Oregon, United States of America by month

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January

January in Bend is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

February

Traveling to Bend in February, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

March

March for Bend is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

April

April is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

May

If you go to Bend in May, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

June

June is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

July

July for Bend is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

August

If you visit Bend during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

September

September in Bend is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

October

October in Bend is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

November

November in Bend can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

December

December in Bend can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Cultus Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

Activities for Bend, Oregon, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Bend.

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