We are planning a trip in September of 2014, flying in and out of Portland. We want our first stop to be Crater Lake. We are driving halfway right after our flight, staying overnight and then driving the balance early the next morning. We want to spend about 6-7 hours in Crater Lake at least before heading on and making a loop back up to Portland. I just need some ideas on the balance of the trip.
This is our second trip to Oregon. Previously we visited the Oregon coast from Florence to Cannon Beach and Ecola Park as well as Multnoomah Falls and briefly the Columbia River Gorge. This trip, we are considering the southern coast from Florence south, possibly a stop in Medford or Grants Pass, possibly a section of the Cascade Parkway and would love to include Timberline Lodge. We are interested in scenic beauty, photography and lighthouses. We have about 5 days to see things. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you