7 days in Washington State Itinerary

7 days in Washington State Itinerary

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7 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + tram + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
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 25th (Thu), shop like a local with Pike Place Market and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip app .

Minneapolis to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, Seattle is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Get outdoors at Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, trek along Second Beach Trail, and kick back and relax at Rialto Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

2
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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 30th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Shadows, then hike along Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 79°F to lows of 53°F. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

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