11 days in Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park & Olympic National Park Itinerary

11 days in Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights

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Seattle

Emerald City

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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alki Beach and Bellevue Botanical Garden. Dedicate the 12th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: walk around Waterfall Garden Park, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Volunteer Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle route planner.

Philadelphia to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In June, Seattle is a bit cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Bellevue Botanical Garden ©
Bellevue Botanical Garden

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, stroll through Trail of the Shadows, then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and finally trek along Skyline Trail. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, trek along Paradise Loop, and then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

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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.
Bring the kids along to Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Quinault Big Spruce Tree, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail, hike along Sol Duc Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, you will find days in Olympic National Park are little chillier (66°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

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