12 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

12 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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

8
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.
Visit Bruce Lee Grave Site and Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and LeMay - America's Car Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Bainbridge Island (Bloedel Reserve & Bainbridge Arts & Crafts) and Whatcom Falls Park (in Bellingham). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, and grab your bike and head to Lower Big Quilcene Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seattle. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bainbridge Island, Coupeville, Olympia, Whatcom Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge ©

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hike along Skyline Trail, head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Shadows, and finally admire the sheer force of Comet Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Nisqually Vista Loop, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, then hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, and finally trek along Burroughs Mountain Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park visit app .

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, plan for little chillier nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail ©
Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail
Box Canyon Loop ©
Box Canyon Loop

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