13 days in Washington State Itinerary

13 days in Washington State Itinerary

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13 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Rockport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Midland

2
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Escape the urban bustle at Snoqualmie Falls and Harstine Island State Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seattle vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Midland to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Midland to Seattle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Midland in September, with highs in Seattle at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Harstine Island State Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Seahurst Beach Park
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Skyline Trail, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Keep things going the next day: hike along Box Canyon Loop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and then stroll through Wonderland Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park trip website .

Getting from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, Mount Rainier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Rockport.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Box Canyon Loop ©
Box Canyon Loop

2
nights
Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a census-designated place (CDP) in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 14th (Sat), hike along Sauk Mountain Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Rockport State Park. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockport day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Rockport with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Rockport can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Skyline Divide, Sauk Mountain Trail
Highlights from your plan
Rockport State Park ©
Rockport State Park
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area ©
Skyline Divide ©
Skyline Divide

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 17th (Tue): cruise along Hurricane Ridge and then trek along Second Beach Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then explore the activities along Hoh River.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rockport to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Olympic National Park in September, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Golden Gardens Park ©
Golden Gardens Park
Nordstrom
Nordstrom

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