12 days in Washington State Itinerary

12 days in Washington State Itinerary

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12 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  8​h
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
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.
Dedicate the 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, stroll through Discovery Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip builder website .

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Seattle is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hike along Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, then take an in-depth tour of Longmire Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

5
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Explore Port Angeles' surroundings by going to Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, & more). There's much more to do: stroll through Second Beach Trail, relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, examine the collection at Olympic Coast Discovery Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Angeles trip app .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Port Angeles by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in May: highs in Port Angeles hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 46°F. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, B&B Family Farm
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B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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