9 days in Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

9 days in Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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9 days in Mount Rainier National Park & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Seattle
train:  1​h 45​min
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 6 nights
End: Seattle

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park journey maker website .

Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Square and Point No Point Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Alki Beach and Tolmie State Park. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Olympic National Park (Lake Cushman, Mount Walker, & more) and Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium & 5 Mile Drive & Trails). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo.

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Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Tacoma, Bloedel Reserve, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Tolmie State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Mount Walker ©
Mount Walker
Hood Canal ©
Hood Canal

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