14 days in Pacific Northwest & Glacier National Park Itinerary

14 days in Pacific Northwest & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Seattle, Fly to Kalispell
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, identify plant and animal life at Washington Park Arboretum, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Houston to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Rainier and Skyline Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Grove of the Patriarchs and Snow Lake Trail. Take a break from Mount Rainier National Park with a short trip to High Rock Trail in Packwood, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Camp Muir Trail, stroll through Tolmie Peak Trail, head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, and take in the dramatic scenery at Myrtle Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park vacation builder website.

Getting from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in July since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Ozette Lake and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then hike along Cracker Lake Hike, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, then hike along Highline Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Olympic National Park to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors