11 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

11 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Seattle

7
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at New Dungeness Lighthouse and The Museum of Flight. You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Hindu Temple & Cultural Center (in Bothell), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, make a trip to Space Needle, look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness River Audubon Center, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle trip planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seattle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sequim, Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Longmire Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Skyline Trail, then hike along Snow Lake Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park sightseeing planner .

Getting from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 53°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Longmire Museum ©
Longmire Museum

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