10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

1
night
North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Ladder Creek Falls, cruise along N Cascades Hwy, and then see human ingenuity at work at Ross Dam.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the North Cascades National Park road trip tool .

Honolulu to North Cascades National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Honolulu in August, plan for slightly colder days in North Cascades National Park, with highs around 77°F, while nights are colder with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

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Ladder Creek Falls ©
Ladder Creek Falls
N Cascades Hwy ©
N Cascades Hwy

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, stroll through Skyline Trail, then stroll through Trail of the Shadows, and finally don't miss a visit to Ashford Creek Pottery. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

3
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Port Angeles City Pier in Port Angeles, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, and kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park holiday planner .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Side Trip

Port Angeles City Pier
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then stroll through Discovery Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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