8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State route planner
Make it your trip
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park — 1 day

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): hike along Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

New York City to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Mount Rainier National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Mount Rainier National Park reach 71°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 4 nights

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 with an excursion to Sandphifer Gallery in Pacific Beach--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, trek along High Divide, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.
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Side Trip

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.
On the 1st (Sat), stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 56°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Washington State travel guide

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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.
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