28 days in Greater Seattle & Anchorage Itinerary

28 days in Greater Seattle & Anchorage Itinerary

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
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Olympia
— 4 nights
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Anchorage
— 10 nights
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Seattle
— 8 nights

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Mount Rainier National Park is known for nature, trails, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Skyline Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolmie Peak Trail.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park tour itinerary builder app.

Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 2-hour shuttle ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Olympia side-trips: Sequalitchew Creek Trail Head (in Dupont), Cushman Trail (in Gig Harbor) and Puyallup (Pioneer Park & Bradley Lake Park). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Childhood's End Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Nisqually Reach Nature Center, and don't miss a visit to Port Plaza Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia trip builder site.

Traveling by bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Olympia are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Puyallup, Sequalitchew Creek Trail Head, Cushman Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
Bradley Lake Park ©
Bradley Lake Park

10
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Anchorage

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage online route planner.

Getting from Olympia to Anchorage by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Olympia to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Olympia in July: highs in Anchorage hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alaska
Highlights from your plan
Rail Tours
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tacoma (Washington State History Museum, Museum of Glass, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Anchorage to Seattle in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Anchorage to Seattle, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Seattle is a bit warmer than Anchorage - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bellevue, artEAST
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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