8 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

8 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
3
Seattle
— 5 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park — 1 night

The star attraction of Mt.
On the 30th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Loop and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and then trek along Skyline Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park sightseeing planner.

New York City to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Mount Rainier National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympia.
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Olympia — 1 night

Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. On the 2nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, then appreciate the history behind Washington State Capitol, and then don't miss a visit to The Schmidt House.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Olympia vacation maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Seattle.
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Seattle — 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Snoqualmie Falls and Fall City Wallaby Ranch. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bruce Lee Grave Site and Pioneer Square. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle road trip planning site.

Getting from Olympia to Seattle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Seattle. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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