9 days in Seattle & Olympic National Park Itinerary

9 days in Seattle & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Seattle & Olympic National Park Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 5 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
End: Seattle

5
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.
Bruce Lee Grave Site and West Point Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Attractions like Hands On Children's Museum and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum, Museum of Glass, & more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll through Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

If you are flying in from China, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bloedel Reserve, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Hands On Children's Museum
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness River Audubon Center and then visit a coastal fixture at New Dungeness Lighthouse. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Tree Root Cave and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

Before you visit Olympic National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get little chillier 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Sequim, Tree Root Cave
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Dungeness River Audubon Center ©
Dungeness River Audubon Center
New Dungeness Lighthouse ©
New Dungeness Lighthouse

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