8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State attractions planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
+2
Fly + tram + shuttle:  10​h 45​min
1
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): trek along Skyline Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Huntsville to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Huntsville in October, with highs in Mount Rainier National Park at 60°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, stroll through Ruby Beach, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seattle road trip site .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

Similar Plans

11 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Oregon & Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Washington State, Oregon Coast & North Coast California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans