8 days in Portland & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

8 days in Portland & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Portland & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Crater Lake National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Portland

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and Space Needle. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Haystack Rock (in Cannon Beach). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden and explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Space Needle, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Haystack Rock, Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

4
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.
Step out of Crater Lake National Park with an excursion to Mill Creek Falls in Prospect--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park, admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak, and explore and take pictures at Rim Dr.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Crater Lake National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Prospect
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Mill Creek Falls ©
Mill Creek Falls
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak

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