7 days in Washington State Itinerary

7 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
+3
Fly + Tram + Foot + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
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 25th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then hike along Hoh River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Deer Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and then explore the activities along Lena Lakes.

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Philadelphia to Olympic National Park is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, things will get little chillier in Olympic National Park: highs are around 72°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Hoh River Trail ©
Hoh River Trail
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Deer Park ©
Deer Park

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 27th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, then hike along Skyline Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

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You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom.

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Traveling by train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 61°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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