5 days in Crater Lake National Park & Cave Junction Itinerary

5 days in Crater Lake National Park & Cave Junction Itinerary

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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
2
Cave Junction
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Pinnacles Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Portland to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cave Junction.

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

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Cave Junction

Cave Junction ©
Cave Junction, incorporated in 1948, is a city in Josephine County, Oregon, United States. On the 13th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Tiger Preservation Center, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, and then look for gifts at Taylor's Sausage Country Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Great Cats World Park, thenexamine the collection at Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cave Junction travel route planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Cave Junction by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Cave Junction, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cave Junction

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve ©
Great Cats World Park ©
Great Cats World Park
Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum ©
Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

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