7 days in Springfield & Washington State Itinerary

7 days in Springfield & Washington State Itinerary

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7 days in Springfield & Washington State Itinerary

Start: Springfield
1
Springfield
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + tram + Fly:  10​h
End: Springfield

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Fantastic Caverns, grab your bike and head to Galloway Creek Greenway, then see the interesting displays at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, and finally look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Springfield online attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Springfield. In September in Springfield, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Springfield

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Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum ©
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World ©
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then make a trip to Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then get some jogging in at Discovery Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seattle tour builder tool .

You can fly from Springfield to Seattle in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Springfield in September; daily highs in Seattle reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Olympic National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, then stroll through Skyline Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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