6 days in Washington State Itinerary

6 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State attractions planner
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle — 2 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Space Needle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Frye Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary maker tool.

Austin to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, Seattle is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 1 night

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lena Lakes, then hike along Murhut Falls, and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 72°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Highlights from your trip

Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley, trek along Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Box Canyon Loop.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.
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