14 days in Crater Lake National Park, Glacier National Park & Durango Itinerary

14 days in Crater Lake National Park, Glacier National Park & Durango Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Crater Lake National Park
— 4 nights
2
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
3
Durango
— 4 nights

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 Collier Memorial State Park in Chiloquin--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Crater Lake National Park. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Rim Dr, trek along Pinnacles Trail, contemplate the long history of Fort Klamath Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

New York City to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Crater Lake National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are a bit cooler (61°F). On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Collier Memorial State Park, Fort Klamath Museum
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

5
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Crater Lake National Park to Glacier National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Crater Lake National Park to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Glacier National Park: highs are around 85°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Durango.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

4
nights
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Balcony House & Cliff Palace) and Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum (in Cortez). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, browse the exhibits of Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Durango day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Durango takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

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