6 days in Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

6 days in Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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6 days in Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Tram + Shuttle:  8​h
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Los Angeles

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the activities along Nisqually River, then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and then hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, then see the interesting displays at Longmire Museum, and then hike along Skyline Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park trip planning site .

Los Angeles to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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


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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Bloedel Reserve and Alki Beach. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see LeMay - America's Car Museum in Tacoma, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, stroll around Kerry Park, and do a tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can 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 August, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

LeMay - America's Car Museum, Bloedel Reserve, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve

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