7 days in Greater Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

7 days in Greater Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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7 days in Greater Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
car:  2​h
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
car:  2​h
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Boston

3
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Point Defiance Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle travel planner .

Boston to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Point Defiance Park
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hike along Skyline Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Longmire Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Comet Falls. Keep things going the next day: hike along Wonderland Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Longmire Springs, and then stroll through Box Canyon Loop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner .

You can take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Wonderland Trail ©
Wonderland Trail
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
On the 6th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Washington Park Arboretum, explore the activities along Green Lake Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seattle road trip planner .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Shopping, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Green Lake Park ©
Green Lake Park

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