13 days in Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

13 days in Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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13 days in Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Singapore

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sol Duc Falls and Hurricane Ridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruby Beach and Second Beach Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge (in Sequim), Harbinger Winery (in Port Angeles) and Quinault (Quinault Big Spruce Tree, Rain Forest Nature Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rialto Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Olympic National Park is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Singapore to Olympic National Park. In April, Olympic National Park is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Quinault, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Harbinger Winery
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Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gifford Pinchot National Forest, then get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Nisqually River, hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, then hike along Nisqually Vista Loop, and finally take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs
Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail ©
Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail

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.
Visiting Snoqualmie Falls and Bloedel Reserve will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle holiday planning site .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Seattle. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Bloedel Reserve, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

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