22 days in Crater Lake National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

22 days in Crater Lake National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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22 days in Crater Lake National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  131​h
1
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 13 nights
Drive:  29​h
End: Dallas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): trek along Garfield Peak, then contemplate the long history of Rim Village Visitor Center, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Scott.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip planner .

Dallas to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Crater Lake National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in June, plan for little chillier days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 86°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak
Mount Scott ©
Mount Scott

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Union Square and California Academy of Sciences. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Pescadero (Bean Hollow State Beach & Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Baker Beach, don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Crater Lake National Park to San Francisco in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Pescadero, Rockaway Beach, Marin Headlands, Thornton Beach State Park
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Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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