6 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

6 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

San Jose
Fly:  4​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Mount Rainier National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Jose

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chihuly Garden and Glass, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Ride the Ducks of Seattle, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Woodland Park Zoo. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pike Place Market and Seattle Waterfront.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planning tool .

San Jose to Seattle is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Jose in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 47°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Microsoft Visitor Center
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

1
day
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Comet Falls as well as Mount Rainier. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier and then admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park vacation maker .

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

2
days
Seattle

Seattle
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pacific Science Center as well as Space Needle. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then make a trip to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Pacific Science Center.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Childrens Museums
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The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pacific Science Center
Pacific Science Center

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