6 days in Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

6 days in Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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6 days in Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

San Jose
Fly:  3​h
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Jose

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier and then admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park holiday maker .

San Jose to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Paradise Valley ©
Paradise Valley

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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.
Visiting Bloedel Reserve and Woodland Park Zoo will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Pike Place Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (in Tacoma) and Tolmie State Park (in Olympia). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, explore the activities along Green Lake Park, stroll through Discovery Park, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online route planner .

Traveling by train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Seattle are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Tolmie State Park
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Bloedel Reserve
Bloedel Reserve
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
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Pike Place Market

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