5 days in Oregon & Redwood National Park Itinerary

5 days in Oregon & Redwood National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Portland
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Drive to Twin Falls

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Portland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip maker tool.

Twin Falls to Portland is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Twin Falls in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Portland: highs are around 45°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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 2nd (Thu), catch all the local highlights with Crater Lake Trolley and then cruise along Rim Dr.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Portland to Crater Lake National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Crater Lake National Park can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Redwood National Park

— 3 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 3rd (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Trillium Falls Hike and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip app.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Crater Lake National Park in December, with highs in Redwood National Park at 55°F and lows at 40°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.