11 days in Greater Seattle & Olympic National Park Itinerary

11 days in Greater Seattle & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get outside with Seattle Mariner Baseball, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Union, then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Sailing Seattle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle route planning website.

Baltimore to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Baltimore to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Baltimore in July, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
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 Murhut Falls and High Divide. Take a break from the city and head to Ozette Loop Hike and Mount Olympus. Explore Olympic National Park's surroundings by going to The Lady Washington (in Aberdeen), Quinault (Quinault Big Cedar & Merriman Falls) and Pacific Beach (Sandphifer Gallery & Pacific Beach State Park). The adventure continues: hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King, take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, and stroll through Quinault River-Pony Bridge Day Hike.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. In July, Olympic National Park is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail and Nisqually Vista Loop. Step out of the city life by going to Burroughs Mountain Trail and Box Canyon Loop. There's lots more to do: stroll through Wonderland Trail, admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and trek along Trail of the Shadows.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Juanita Bay Park, kick back and relax at Juanita Beach Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Saint Edward State Park.

Start your trip to Seattle by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips