7 days in Crater Lake National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

7 days in Crater Lake National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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7 days in Crater Lake National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak, take a memorable drive along Rim Dr, and then admire the sheer force of Toketee Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park day trip app .

Newark to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at Oracle Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Crater Lake National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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