9 days in Seattle & Glacier National Park Itinerary

9 days in Seattle & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Seattle & Glacier National Park Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  6​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Saint Louis

2
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 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then engage your brain at Pacific Science Center, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Olympic Sculpture Park, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle travel itinerary planner .

Dallas to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Dallas in September: highs in Seattle hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

6
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glacier National Park: River Rafting & Tubing (in West Glacier) and The Polebridge Mercantile (in Polebridge). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

West Glacier, The Polebridge Mercantile
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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