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

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

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

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Seattle

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Hood Canal. The Museum of Flight and Pioneer Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Mt Si (in North Bend), Olympic National Park (Lower Big Quilcene Trail, Mount Ellinor, & more) and 5 Mile Drive & Trails (in Tacoma). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, stroll around Discovery Park, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint James Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Seattle. In June, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Mt Si, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, then examine the collection at Longmire Museum, and then trek along Skyline Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in June, with lows around 50°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Vancouver.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Paradise Valley ©
Paradise Valley

3
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Multnomah Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then stroll through Oneonta Gorge, and finally steep yourself in history at Officers' Row.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Vancouver road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Vancouver in 4 hours. In July in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Oneonta Gorge
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

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