16 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

16 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

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16 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 9 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Rainier and Burroughs Mountain Trail. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, get outside with Reflection Lakes, hike along Skyline Trail, and admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

Make your Mount Rainier National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Zurich, Switzerland to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Mount Rainier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Washington State Capitol, have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Childhood's End Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Farmers Market, and then stroll around Tumwater Historical Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Olympia trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia in 2 hours. July in Olympia sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Tumwater Historical Park
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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
Washington State Capitol ©
Washington State Capitol

9
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to LeMay - America's Car Museum and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Cascadia Art Museum (in Edmonds), Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Tacoma (Museum of Glass & Chihuly Bridge of Glass). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, and take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip app .

Drive from Olympia to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Olympia in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls, Cascadia Art Museum, Mukilteo Lightstation and Gift Shop
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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