7 days in Washington State Itinerary

7 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Seattle, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seattle
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You've added Mount Ellinor, Mount Storm King, Marymere Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinault (Rain Forest Nature Trail & Quinault Big Spruce Tree). There's still lots to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, admire all the interesting features of Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, and trek along Sol Duc Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planning app.

Austin to Olympic National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in August, things will get much colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 72°F and lows about 53°F. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Seattle

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.
Paradise Valley has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), wander the streets of Pike Place Market and then appreciate the views at Paradise Valley.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. In August, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Olympic National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 54°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.