10 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

10 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

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10 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

Start: Grand Rapids
Fly:  9​h
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Olympia
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + tram + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Grand Rapids

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Doris Cooper Houghton Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Green River Natural Resources Area (in Kent). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, walk around Kerry Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Sky View Observatory.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Grand Rapids to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Rapids to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Doris Cooper Houghton Beach Park, Green River Natural Resources Area, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ellinor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, then deepen your understanding at Nisqually Reach Nature Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Tolmie State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Olympia day trip tool .

Getting from Seattle to Olympia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Olympia, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mount Ellinor
Highlights from your plan
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Reflection Lakes has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, and then hike along Trail of the Shadows. On the next day, hike along Skyline Trail, hike along Snow Lake Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. In September in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Reflection Lakes ©
Reflection Lakes

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