9 days in Seattle & Olympic National Park Itinerary

9 days in Seattle & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights

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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 Museum of Glass will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to LeMay - America's Car Museum and Point Defiance Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville), Chihuly Bridge of Glass (in Tacoma) and Hands On Children's Museum (in Olympia). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from China, the closest major aiports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Boeing Field King County International Airport, McChord Air Force Base and Jefferson County International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tacoma, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Hands On Children's Museum, Bloedel Reserve
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park ©
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 16th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Dungeness River Audubon Center and then visit a coastal fixture at New Dungeness Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): Head underground at Tree Root Cave and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park sightseeing planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Sequim, Tree Root Cave
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Dungeness River Audubon Center ©
Dungeness River Audubon Center
New Dungeness Lighthouse ©
New Dungeness Lighthouse

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