11 days in Crater Lake National Park, Bend & Portland Itinerary

11 days in Crater Lake National Park, Bend & Portland Itinerary

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Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Crater Lake National Park. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Rim Dr, hike along Pinnacles Overlook Hike, stroll through Sun Notch Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary site.

Palm Springs to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Palm Springs in September, plan for slightly colder days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bend

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of Bend with an excursion to Smith Rock State Park in Redmond--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at High Desert Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River, and head outdoors with RiverStone Adventures.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, with highs in Bend at 73°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, walk around South Park Blocks, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portland online holiday planner.

Getting from Bend to Portland by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, Portland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips