12 days in Washington State Itinerary

12 days in Washington State Itinerary

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12 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hansville
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Nashville

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hands On Children's Museum and Bruce Lee Grave Site. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Bloedel Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (Point Defiance Park & Chihuly Bridge of Glass) and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and stop by Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker website .

Nashville to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Seattle is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nashville in May, with highs in Seattle at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympia, Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls, Bloedel Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nisqually Vista Loop, and then trek along Box Canyon Loop. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, hike along Camp Muir Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Myrtle Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park travel route planner.

Take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Camp Muir Trail ©
Camp Muir Trail
Myrtle Falls ©
Myrtle Falls
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Bring the kids along to Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Dungeness River Audubon Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympic National Park: Merriman Falls (in Quinault), New Dungeness Lighthouse (in Sequim) and Tree Root Cave (in Forks). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, stop by Swain's General Store, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park online visit planner .

Fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in May, plan for little chillier days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Hansville.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sequim, Swain's General Store, Merriman Falls, Tree Root Cave
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

few
hours
Hansville

Hansville
Hansville is an census-designated place (CDP) in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hansville using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Hansville. May in Hansville sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hansville

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

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