10 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

10 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

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10 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Olympia
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Calgary

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympia: Tacoma (Washington State History Museum, Museum of Glass, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington State Capitol, and take in the exciting artwork at Childhood's End Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Olympia visit website .

Calgary, Canada to Olympia is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Calgary to Olympia, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in December, expect nights in Olympia to be warmer, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tacoma
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Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, then hike along Skyline Trail, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, and finally admire the sheer force of Narada Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Comet Falls and then take some stellar pictures from Emmons Vista Overlook.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by bus from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Emmons Vista Overlook ©
Emmons Vista Overlook

5
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle holiday planner .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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