10 days in Washington State Itinerary

10 days in Washington State Itinerary

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10 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Tampa

3
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Murhut Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Olympic National Park in Olympic National Park (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Second Beach Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Marymere Falls, take in the waterfront activity at John Wayne Marina, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Tampa to Port Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampa to Port Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tampa in September; daily highs in Port Angeles reach 67°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park day trip site .

Getting from Port Angeles to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

5
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.
Get outdoors at Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Dedicate the 19th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, shop like a local with Pioneer Square, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online visit planner .

Take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Tours Parks
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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