4 days in Portland & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

4 days in Portland & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, Fly to Washington

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Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and then get outside with Portland Timbers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo.

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Washington to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Portland is minus 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Crater Lake National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in September: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature
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