11 days in Oregon, Redwood National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

11 days in Oregon, Redwood National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Oregon, Redwood National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Little Rock

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, then examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip site .

Little Rock to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Little Rock in June, expect Portland to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Portland to Cannon Beach by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seaside Candyman
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Seaside Candyman ©
Seaside Candyman

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Crater Lake National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks
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Vidae Falls ©
Vidae Falls

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Trails Parks
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Spend the 12th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Wawona Meadow, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and get great views at Tunnel View.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Redwood National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 78°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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