8 days in Greater Seattle, Olympic National Park & Portland Region Itinerary

8 days in Greater Seattle, Olympic National Park & Portland Region Itinerary

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8 days in Greater Seattle, Olympic National Park & Portland Region Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio and then take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory

2
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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.
On the 18th (Tue), hike along Ozette Loop Hike and then admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip planner .

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, and then trek along Skyline Trail.

To plan Mount Rainier National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Portland Saturday Market, and then take in the views from Broadway Bridge.

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You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in Portland. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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