11 days in Seattle, Olympic National Park & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

11 days in Seattle, Olympic National Park & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Seattle, Olympic National Park & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
drive:  2​h
End: Seattle


2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seattle Great Wheel, Museum of Pop Culture and Fremont Troll. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online day trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seattle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 72°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Get out of town with these interesting Mount Rainier National Park side-trips: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville) and Ashford Creek Pottery (in Ashford). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, take an in-depth tour of Longmire Museum, stroll through Skyline Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mount Rainier National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ashford Creek Pottery, Mount St. Helens, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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