6 days in Washington State Itinerary

6 days in Washington State Itinerary

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6 days in Washington State Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yakima
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Mount Rainier National Park
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
Seattle

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruby Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Second Beach Trail. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Quinault Big Spruce Tree, which is approximately 1h 15 min away.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park vacation builder.

Seattle to Olympic National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, Olympic National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

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

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle tour planner.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yakima.

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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Yakima

Yakima ©
Yakima is a US city located about 60 miles southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. Cascade Loop has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Cascade Loop and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Cowiche Canyon Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yakima travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Yakima takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yakima when traveling from Seattle in October, with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

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Cascade Loop
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Cowiche Canyon Trail ©
Cowiche Canyon Trail

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yakima to Mount Rainier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train back home.

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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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