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

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

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Seattle
— 9 nights
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights

9
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (Tacoma Art Museum, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and stroll through Alki Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Seattle. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Tacoma
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and then admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Naches Peak Loop Trail, thentake a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, and then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park online holiday planner.

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 August, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Mount Rainier National Park. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Paradise Valley ©
Paradise Valley

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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.
When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault, approximately Quinault away. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park journey website.

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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