9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  3​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Train:  5​h 30​min
End: Portland

3
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

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Portland to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, trek along Skyline Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, then take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park travel planning app .

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, trek along Sol Duc Falls, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

To find out how to plan a trip to Olympic National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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