5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  6​h 15​min
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Seattle
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mount Vernon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dallas

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio and then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Dallas to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in October: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, then trek along Skyline Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park journey planner .

You can take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, Mount Rainier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park day trip website .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll around Cap Sante Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Seafarers Memorial Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mount Vernon trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Vernon with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Mount Vernon are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Cap Sante Park ©
Cap Sante Park
Seafarers Memorial Park ©
Seafarers Memorial Park

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