8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Fly to Seattle, Ferry to Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Ferry to Pier 54 Seattle Dock, Bus to Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Olympic National Park — 3 nights

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, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, take in the natural beauty of Sol Duc Hot Springs, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and stroll through Ruby Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park online driving holiday planner.

Minneapolis to Olympic National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Olympic National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in June, with highs in Olympic National Park at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Mount Rainier National Park — 1 night

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, hike along Skyline Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in June: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seattle.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Seattle — 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, see Seattle Art Museum, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle route builder site.

Traveling by train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Washington State travel guide

Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.