3 days in Mount Shasta & Lassen Volcanic National Park Itinerary

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Mount Shasta
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Mount Shasta
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Mount Shasta — 1 night

Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Mossbrae Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Shasta, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Siskiyou.

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Pleasanton to Mount Shasta is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In September, Mount Shasta is a bit cooler than Pleasanton - with highs of 30°C and lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mount Shasta.
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Mount Shasta

On the 29th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Castle Crags State Park, walk around Mount Shasta City Park, and then stop by Soul Connections.

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Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park — 1 night

In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
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You can drive from Mount Shasta to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, Lassen Volcanic National Park is somewhat warmer than Mount Shasta - with highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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