7 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

7 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

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7 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
3
Olympia
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus + Train:  9​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, hike along Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. On the 1st (Sat), make a trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, explore the world behind art at Museum of Glass, then see the interesting displays at Washington State History Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and finally stroll through 5 Mile Drive & Trails.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Olympia holiday planner .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia by bus takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Olympia are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass

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