9 days in North Cascades National Park, Mount Rainier National Park & Olympic National Park Itinerary

9 days in North Cascades National Park, Mount Rainier National Park & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to North Cascades National Park
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North Cascades National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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North Cascades National Park

— 3 nights
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cascade Pass as well as Maple Pass Loop. There's lots more to do: cruise along N Cascades Hwy, get great views at Diablo Lake Vista Point, take in the awesome beauty at Washington Pass, and fly down the slopes at Mt Baker.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our North Cascades National Park road trip website.

Dallas to North Cascades National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to North Cascades National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in July; daily highs in North Cascades National Park reach 76°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. In July, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Merriman Falls, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, hike along High Divide, stroll through Ruby Beach, and explore and take pictures at Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11: