4 days in Seattle & North Cascades National Park Itinerary

4 days in Seattle & North Cascades National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Seattle & North Cascades National Park Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
North Cascades National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Sur La Table.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle sightseeing planner.

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
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Pike Place Market

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Cascades National Park, then explore and take pictures at N Cascades Hwy, and then get great views at Diablo Lake Vista Point.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to North Cascades National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in North Cascades National Park, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park
N Cascades Hwy ©
N Cascades Hwy
Diablo Lake Vista Point ©
Diablo Lake Vista Point

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