8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: San Diego

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.
Dedicate the 27th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online driving holiday planner .

San Diego to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): trek along Skyline Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planning website .

Getting from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

3
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Angeles: Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, & more) and Purple Haze Lavender Farm (in Sequim). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, and hike along Second Beach Trail.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Angeles sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Port Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August: highs in Port Angeles hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
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B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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