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

8 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
— 2 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 Waterfall Garden Park. Dedicate the 22nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Volunteer Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

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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. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 23rd (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley, and then hike along Skyline Trail. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Loop.

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You can take a shuttle from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Olympic National Park

— 2 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 Ruby Beach and Hurricane Ridge. 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

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Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip