6 days in Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park & Olympic National Park Itinerary

6 days in Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park & Olympic National Park Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  2​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 day
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Attractions like Pike Place Market and Alki Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Point Defiance Park (in Tacoma). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation maker app .

Dallas to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Point Defiance Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): hike along Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park route planning site .

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 July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park route maker tool .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, you will find days in Olympic National Park are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Scenic Drive Trails
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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