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

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

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alki Beach and Pioneer Square. Dedicate the 12th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: stroll around Waterfall Garden Park, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and take in panoramic vistas at Volunteer Park.

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Philadelphia to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Seattle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, stroll through Trail of the Shadows, then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and finally trek along Skyline Trail. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, trek along Paradise Loop, and then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

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Traveling by shuttle from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Bring the kids along to Hurricane Ridge and Ruby Beach. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Quinault Big Spruce Tree, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, hike along Hoh River Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and stroll through Ozette Loop Hike.

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Fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, you will find days in Olympic National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip