12 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

12 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 6 nights

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Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Step out of the city life by going to Discover Nature and Paradise Loop. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, hike along Skyline Trail, take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, and get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip maker website.

Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in June since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympia.
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Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Olympia — 3 nights

Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Grays Harbor Lighthouse and Hands On Children's Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Olympic National Park and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, see the interesting displays at Olympic Flight Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington State Capitol, and view the masterpieces at Childhood's End Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympia day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia. In June, daytime highs in Olympia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Seattle.
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Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trips

Seattle — 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Flight and Glasshouse Studio. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Hurricane Ridge (in Olympic National Park) and Bainbridge Island (Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial & Bloedel Reserve). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, and examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

Plan my day in Seattle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Olympia to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips