9 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

9 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
train:  9​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Seattle

3
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 20th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle vacation planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seattle. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will leave for Mount Rainier National Park on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Change things up with a short trip to Ashford Creek Pottery in Ashford (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: hike along Skyline Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in October, with lows around 42°F. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount St. Helens, Ashford Creek Pottery
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

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