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

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

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

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

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Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at High Rock Trail. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Longmire Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Shadows, then head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, and finally admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park itinerary builder app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mount Rainier National Park. In May, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along Ozette Loop Hike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): trek along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, then take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park route builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Seattle

— 4 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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: LeMay - America's Car Museum (in Tacoma) and Sequalitchew Creek Trail Head (in Dupont). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, work some fitness into your day at Discovery Park, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and stroll around Kerry Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in May, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 68°F and 52°F.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips