4 days in Crater Lake National Park & Mount Shasta Itinerary

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Crater Lake National Park
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Mount Shasta
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pinnacles Overlook Hike, Whitehorse Falls and Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): cruise along Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, admire the sheer force of Whitehorse Falls, trek along Pinnacles Overlook Hike, then trek along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls, and finally hike along Garfield Peak.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planner.

San Jose to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from San Jose in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Crater Lake National Park, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Mount Shasta.
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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. Your day by day itinerary now includes McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park as well as Mt Shasta Lavender Farm. On the 5th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, relax in the rural setting at Mt Shasta Lavender Farm, stop by Soul Connections, then identify plant and animal life at Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery, and finally glide through natural beauty at Mt. Shasta Nordic Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Mount Shasta travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Mount Shasta in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, Mount Shasta is little chillier at night with lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
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