4 days in Mount Shasta & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

4 days in Mount Shasta & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

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Mount Shasta
— 2 nights
Drive
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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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the views from Sundial Bridge and then immerse yourself in nature at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Soul Connections, then make a trip to Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, then trek along Castle Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Siskiyou.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Shasta trip planner.

San Francisco to Mount Shasta is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Mount Shasta dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Mount Shasta to Crater Lake National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mount Shasta in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Crater Lake National Park, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
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