9 days in Crater Lake National Park & Portland Itinerary

9 days in Crater Lake National Park & Portland Itinerary

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9 days in Crater Lake National Park & Portland Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h
End: Milwaukee

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.
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleetwood Cove Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park online vacation planner .

Milwaukee to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Milwaukee to Crater Lake National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Milwaukee, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

5
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.
You've added Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Mount Hood, Eastbank Esplanade, and other attractions to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Cannon Beach in Cannon Beach (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, stroll around South Park Blocks, stop by Powell's City of Books, and don't miss a visit to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Crater Lake National Park to Portland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Hood River, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mt. Hood National Forest, Multnomah Falls
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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