4 days in Snoqualmie Pass, Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

4 days in Snoqualmie Pass, Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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4 days in Snoqualmie Pass, Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Tacoma
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Snoqualmie Pass
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
End: Tacoma

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Snoqualmie Pass

Snoqualmie Pass ©
Snoqualmie Pass is a census-designated place (CDP) in King and Kittitas County, Washington, United States. To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Snoqualmie Pass tour planning website .

Tacoma to Snoqualmie Pass is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tacoma in August: highs in Snoqualmie Pass hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Snoqualmie Pass

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Denny Creek Trail
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Kachess Lake ©
Kachess Lake

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Trail of the Shadows, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, and then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Snoqualmie Pass to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Snoqualmie Pass in September, you will find days in Mount Rainier National Park are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Make your Seattle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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