10 days in Mount Rainier National Park & Tacoma Itinerary

10 days in Mount Rainier National Park & Tacoma Itinerary

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
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Tacoma
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Mount Rainier National Park — 6 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Narada Falls and Myrtle Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rainier and Reflection Lakes. Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Rainier National Park: High Rock Trail (in Packwood), Snoqualmie Pass Train Tunnel (in Easton) and Denny Creek Trail (in North Bend). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum, take a peaceful walk through Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and trek along Snow Lake Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park attractions tool.

Houston to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Mount Rainier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in May, plan for slightly colder days in Mount Rainier National Park, with highs around 67°F, while nights are colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tacoma.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Tacoma — 3 nights

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 3rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Owen Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Union Station, see the interesting displays at Pacific Bonsai Museum, then examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, and finally tee off at Chambers Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tacoma driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Tacoma. In June, daytime highs in Tacoma are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips