10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
car:  3​h
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
car:  4​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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night
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.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Space Needle, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip website .

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): cruise along N Cascades Hwy.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the North Cascades National Park journey tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to North Cascades National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in North Cascades National Park. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, then see the interesting displays at Longmire Museum, and then trek along Skyline Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Nisqually River and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs

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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rialto Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August: highs in Olympic National Park hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seattle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Great Wheel ©
Seattle Great Wheel

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