9 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

9 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

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9 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Olympia
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Maple Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): walk around Heritage Park and then pause for some photo ops at Washington State Capitol. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Nisqually Reach Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia trip itinerary tool .

Cincinnati to Olympia is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Olympia. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cincinnati in June, with highs in Olympia at 74°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tumwater Falls Park, Mount Ellinor
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Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, trek along Trail of the Shadows, and then stroll through Skyline Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner .

You can take a bus from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Maple Valley.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

1
night
Maple Valley

Maple Valley ©
Maple Valley is a city in King County, Washington, United States. On the 26th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Soos Creek Botanical Garden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wilderness Arboretum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Maple Valley online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Maple Valley. In June in Maple Valley, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Maple Valley

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Soos Creek Botanical Garden
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Lake Wilderness Arboretum ©
Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Soos Creek Botanical Garden ©
Soos Creek Botanical Garden

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Alki Beach and Space Needle. Get some cultural insight at Pike Place Market and West Point Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle route maker .

Drive from Maple Valley to Seattle in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Bloedel Reserve, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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