10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hood River
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
train:  4​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 4 nights
End: Seattle

1
night
Portland

Portland
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portland road trip planner .

Hood River to Portland is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You will leave for Mount Rainier National Park on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River and then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum, then trek along Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park tour planner.

Take a train from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, Mount Rainier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hurricane Ridge, La Push Beach, Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get answers to all your questions at Port Angeles Visitor Center, then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, and then explore the activities along Crescent Lake. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and then stroll through La Push Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park road trip website .

Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

La Push Beach, Port Angeles Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

4
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.
You've added The Museum of Flight, Seattle Great Wheel, Space Needle, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On your second day here, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and finally admire the striking features of King Street Station.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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