8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  5​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Denver

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip app .

Denver to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Comet Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Olympic National Park.

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

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.
Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Port Angeles and see Harbinger Winery, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Harbinger Winery
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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