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: San Diego
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: San Diego

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 15th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse, then stroll through Alki Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Jimi Hendrix Grave Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): stop by Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room, then see the interesting displays at LeMay - America's Car Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Point Defiance Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle planner .

San Diego to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for little chillier nights in Seattle, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tacoma, Jimi Hendrix Grave Site
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LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Sol Duc Falls and Deer Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rialto Beach and Hurricane Ridge. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoh River Trail.

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San Diego to Olympic National Park is an approximately 36-hour bus ride. You can also take a train. In June, Olympic National Park is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Get outdoors at Snoqualmie Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Point No Point Lighthouse & Park in Hansville, approximately 1h 05 min away. Enjoy Seattle some more: wander the streets of Pioneer Square, visit a coastal fixture at West Point Lighthouse, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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