7 days in Seattle, Olympic National Park & Quinault Itinerary

7 days in Seattle, Olympic National Park & Quinault Itinerary

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7 days in Seattle, Olympic National Park & Quinault Itinerary

Boston
bus + Fly:  8​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Quinault
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  8​h
Boston

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days
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 (Thu), see the interesting displays at LeMay - America's Car Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Jimi Hendrix Grave Site. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, then admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle sightseeing planner.

Boston to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Olympic National Park.

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LeMay - America's Car Museum, Jimi Hendrix Grave Site
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LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): trek along Second Beach Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Quinault.

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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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Quinault

Quinault ©
Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): head outdoors with Lake Quinault, then stroll through Rain Forest Nature Trail, and then take a peaceful walk through Quinault Big Spruce Tree.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Quinault itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Quinault. In May in Quinault, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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Lake Quinault ©
Lake Quinault

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the activities along Green Lake Park, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Quinault to Seattle by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Green Lake Park ©
Green Lake Park

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