9 days in Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park & Olympic National Park Itinerary

9 days in Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park & Olympic National Park Itinerary

Seattle
Seattle
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Seattle

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Snoqualmie Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Family-friendly places like Space Needle and Pike Place Market will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Burien to see Ed Munro Seahurst Park about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll through Kerry Park, and appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Seattle. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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Ed Munro Seahurst Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
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Pike Place Market

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Naches Peak Loop Trail.

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Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

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Mount St. Helens
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Naches Peak Loop Trail ©
Naches Peak Loop Trail
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Mount Rainier

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

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Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

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Olympic Peninsula
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Hurricane Ridge
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Hoh River

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