26 days in North Cascades National Park & Seattle Itinerary

26 days in North Cascades National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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26 days in North Cascades National Park & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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North Cascades National Park
— 12 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Seattle
— 13 nights
End: Seattle

12
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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes North Cascades Visitor Center. Get out of town with these interesting North Cascades National Park side-trips: Glacier (Skyline Divide, Glacier Public Service Center, & more), Concrete (Sauk Mountain Trail & North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum) and Rockport (Cascadian Farm Organic & Rockport State Park). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maple Pass Loop, contemplate the waterfront views at Cutthroat Lake, and hike along Cascade Pass.

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Seattle to North Cascades National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in May since evenings lows in North Cascades National Park dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier, Concrete, Stehekin, Rockport, Washington State
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North Cascades Visitor Center ©
North Cascades Visitor Center
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Cascade Pass ©
Cascade Pass

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Ellinor (in Olympic National Park), Stina's Cellars (in Lakewood) and Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails, Tacoma Nature Center, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Space Needle, stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, and walk around Discovery Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seattle travel route planning site .

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from North Cascades National Park in May, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tacoma, Sequim, Mount Ellinor, Whidbey Island Distillery, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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