8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Coeur d'Alene
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Issaquah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Calgary

1
night
Issaquah

Issaquah ©
Issaquah is a city in King County, Washington, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Sammamish State Park. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Lake Sammamish State Park, then experience rural life at Remlinger Farms, and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cougar Mountain Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Issaquah trip planner .

Coeur d'Alene to Issaquah is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Issaquah can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Issaquah

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Remlinger Farms
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Remlinger Farms ©
Remlinger Farms
Cougar Mountain Zoo
Cougar Mountain Zoo

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
You've now added Mount Rainier to your itinerary. On the 16th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum, and then hike along Skyline Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls and then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Issaquah to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Issaquah in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs

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.
Attractions like Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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