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

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

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1
Seattle
— 7 nights
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights

7
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 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and catch a live event at T-Mobile Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Seattle. In July in Seattle, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Bridle Trails State Park
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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 1st (Thu): trek along Skyline Trail, admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and then appreciate the views at Paradise Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and then explore the activities along Nisqually River.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip website.

Take a shuttle from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge and then trek along Second Beach Trail. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip maker app.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August: highs in Olympic National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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