11 days in Olympic National Park & Seattle Itinerary

11 days in Olympic National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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11 days in Olympic National Park & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + bus:  66​h
1
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Hurricane Ridge. Change things up with a short trip to Joyce Depot Museum in Joyce (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park tour itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Olympic National Park is an approximately 66-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Olympic Peninsula, Joyce Depot Museum
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

3
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), look for gifts at Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room, tour the pleasant surroundings at Picnic Point Park, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bloedel Reserve.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary maker app .

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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in May, with highs in Seattle at 68°F and lows at 52°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Picnic Point Park, Bloedel Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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