6 days in Tacoma & Olympic National Park Itinerary

6 days in Tacoma & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Tacoma & Olympic National Park Itinerary

Olympic National Park
bus:  2​h 45​min
Tacoma
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Olympic National Park

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Tacoma

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Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, then admire the majestic nature at Point Defiance Park, then stroll through 5 Mile Drive & Trails, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, and then examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tacoma trip planner .

Olympic National Park to Tacoma is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. In March, daily temperatures in Tacoma can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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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.
Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, hike along Second Beach Trail, and stroll through Ruby Beach.

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Traveling by bus from Tacoma to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Quinault Big Spruce Tree, Olympic Peninsula
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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