12 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

12 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Olympia
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
3
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Olympia tour planner.

Minneapolis to Olympia is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Olympia, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
Childhood's End Gallery ©
Childhood's End Gallery

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 9th (Thu), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, trek along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Valley.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Camp Muir Trail ©
Camp Muir Trail

6
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle holiday maker app.

You can take a shuttle from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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