59 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

59 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greater Seattle planner

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 9 nights
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Olympia
— 10 nights
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Seattle
— 39 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 9 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rainier and Spray Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Rainier National Park: Denny Creek Trail (in North Bend) and Gold Creek Pond Trail (in Snoqualmie). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, trek along Burroughs Mountain Trail, and explore the activities along Nisqually River.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park online driving holiday planner.

Knoxville to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Knoxville to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Knoxville in May, expect Mount Rainier National Park to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Olympia

— 10 nights
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Take a break from the city and head to Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Tumwater Falls Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lakewold Gardens and The Schmidt House. Venture out of the city with trips to Puyallup (Pioneer Park & Bradley Lake Park), Cushman Trail (in Gig Harbor) and Dupont (Sequalitchew Creek Trail Head & The Home Course). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area, gain insight at Nisqually Reach Nature Center, head outdoors with Boston Harbor Marina, and hike along Maury Island Marine Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Olympia trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia. May in Olympia sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Seattle

— 39 nights

Emerald City

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.
Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Discovery Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seahurst Beach Park and Marina Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Discover Nature (in Mount Rainier National Park), Kent (Champion Arms, Tahoma National Cemetery, &more) and Renton (Jimi Hendrix Grave Site & Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home). Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Space Needle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Olympia to Seattle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Seattle. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips