13 days in Washington State Itinerary

13 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State visit planner
Make it your trip
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Mount Rainier National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolmie Peak Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park travel planner.

New York City to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Mount Rainier National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Olympic National Park — 4 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, trek along Sol Duc Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park online sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Seattle — 6 nights

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 29th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Olympic Sculpture Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in Seattle. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.