3 days in Mount Rainier National Park & North Cascades National Park Itinerary

3 days in Mount Rainier National Park & North Cascades National Park Itinerary

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3 days in Mount Rainier National Park & North Cascades National Park Itinerary

North Cascades National Park
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
North Cascades National Park
— Few hours
North Cascades National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hike along Skyline Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Paradise Loop and then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planning site

North Cascades National Park to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.

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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Ladder Creek Falls and then cruise along N Cascades Hwy.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the North Cascades National Park trip itinerary planning tool

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to North Cascades National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Ladder Creek Falls ©
Ladder Creek Falls