3 days in Crater Lake National Park & Medford Itinerary

3 days in Crater Lake National Park & Medford Itinerary

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3 days in Crater Lake National Park & Medford Itinerary

Start: Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Medford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Crater Lake National Park

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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 26th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Rim Dr and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Crater Lake National Park. In July in Crater Lake National Park, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Medford.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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Medford

Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. On the 27th (Sat), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see a show at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and then learn about winemaking at DANCIN Vineyards. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Upper and Lower Table Rock, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Medford trip planner .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Medford in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Medford

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Ashland, Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center
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River Rafting & Tubing
Oregon Shakespeare Festival ©
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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