5 days in Oregon & Redwood National Park Itinerary

5 days in Oregon & Redwood National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary builder
Make it your trip
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights



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 6th (Tue): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary site.

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 (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Crater Lake National Park.
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 7th (Wed), catch all the local highlights with Crater Lake Trolley and then admire all the interesting features of Rim Dr.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary 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. While traveling from Portland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Redwood National Park.
Tours · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Redwood National Park — 3 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): hike along Redwood National Park. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Trillium Falls Hike and then kick back and relax at Enderts Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

Oregon travel guide

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.