14 days in Tacoma & Olympic National Park Itinerary

14 days in Tacoma & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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14 days in Tacoma & Olympic National Park Itinerary

Start: Tacoma
1
Tacoma
— 10 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
End: Tacoma

10
nights
Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Little White Church (Evangelische Lutherische Kirche) (in Elbe), Ashford Creek Pottery (in Ashford) and Mount Rainier National Park (Mount Rainier, Skyline Trail, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Glass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Point Defiance Park, have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tacoma online tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Tacoma. October in Tacoma sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Olympia, Mount Rainier National Park, Bainbridge Island, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Port Gamble Museum
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

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.
On the 20th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip website .

Take a bus from Tacoma to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Marymere Falls
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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