12 days in Spokane, Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

12 days in Spokane, Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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Spokane
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
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Spokane — 3 nights

Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Coeur d'Alene Lake (in Coeur d'Alene) and Silverwood Theme Park (in Athol). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, look for gifts at Paradise Fibers, Inc, and stroll around Riverfront Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Spokane trip planning tool.

Missoula to Spokane is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Missoula in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Spokane, with lows around 59°F. You'll set off for Seattle on the 10th (Wed).
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Seattle — 4 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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Seattle Waterfront.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip website.

You can fly from Spokane to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Spokane, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park — 4 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Skyline Trail, appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Box Canyon Loop.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 54°F. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to home.
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