11 days in Olympia, Olympic National Park & Seattle Itinerary

11 days in Olympia, Olympic National Park & Seattle Itinerary

James Sampson
Make it your trip
Fly
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Olympia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly

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Olympia — 4 nights

Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. You've now added Lake Cushman to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Olympia driving holiday app.

Baton Rouge to Olympia is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Baton Rouge to Olympia is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Baton Rouge in May, with highs in Olympia at 68°F and lows at 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Olympic National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip

Olympic National Park — 3 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get outdoors at Hurricane Ridge and Quinault Big Spruce Tree. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Murhut Falls and Kalaloch Beach Trail 4. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Merriman Falls in Quinault--about 1 hour away.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympia to Olympic National Park. When traveling from Olympia in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Seattle.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

Seattle — 3 nights

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 Seattle Great Wheel, Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattle, Woodland Park Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Seattle route maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. In May, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Olympic National Park - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods