4 days in Mount Shasta & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

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Mount Shasta
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Mount Shasta — 2 nights

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Shasta: Sundial Bridge (in Redding) and McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park (in Burney). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Shasta, take in nature's colorful creations at Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Soul Connections, and take in the awesome beauty at Castle Lake.

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San Francisco to Mount Shasta is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Mount Shasta: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park — 1 night

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

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You can drive from Mount Shasta to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Crater Lake National Park when traveling from Mount Shasta in August, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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