11 days in Crater Lake National Park, Portland & Seattle Itinerary

11 days in Crater Lake National Park, Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, Drive to Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Garfield Peak, admire the sheer force of Plaikni Falls, and then stroll through Sun Notch Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park sightseeing planner.

Washington to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Crater Lake National Park is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Portland

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum (in The Dalles), Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (in Woodburn) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Ecola State Park). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland driving holiday planner.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Portland sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Seattle

— 5 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Kirkland to see ILovekickboxing about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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