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

5
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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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Alki Beach and Brackett's Landing South. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Duthie Hill Park (in Issaquah), Lower Big Quilcene Trail (in Olympic National Park) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Seattle. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Duthie Hill Park, Seahurst Beach Park, Lower Big Quilcene Trail, Brackett's Landing South
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls and then hike along Skyline Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in July, with lows around 53°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Narada Falls ©
Narada Falls

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