7 days in Washington State Itinerary

7 days in Washington State Itinerary

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7 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
+2
Fly + tram + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
1
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park driving holiday planner .

Salt Lake City to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Mount Rainier National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, things will get slightly colder in Mount Rainier National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

3
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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, and admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
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.
On the 28th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in July, with highs in Seattle at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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