9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Saint Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cascade Locks
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Nashville

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.
On the 7th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally explore and take pictures at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle route planner.

Nashville to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nashville in September: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, hike along Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park tour itinerary 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 September, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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night
North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Ladder Creek Falls and then hike along Cascade Pass.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the North Cascades National Park day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to North Cascades National Park. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Cascade Pass ©
Cascade Pass
Ladder Creek Falls ©
Ladder Creek Falls

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Olympic National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Helens.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Saint Helens

Saint Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at 7 Wonders Creation Museum, sample the fine beverages at Ye Ol' Grog Distillery, then stroll around Columbia View Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Historic Courthouse Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Helens tour itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Saint Helens. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in September: highs in Saint Helens hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Saint Helens

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

7 Wonders Creation Museum
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7 Wonders Creation Museum ©
7 Wonders Creation Museum
Columbia View Park ©
Columbia View Park
Ye Ol' Grog Distillery ©
Ye Ol' Grog Distillery

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nights
Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks ©
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Starvation Creek State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally take a memorable drive along Multnomah Falls.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cascade Locks road trip planner .

You can drive from Saint Helens to Cascade Locks in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Helens in September: highs in Cascade Locks hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 57°F. On the 15th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Multnomah Falls, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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