9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  10​h
1
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Angeles: Purple Haze Lavender Farm (in Sequim) and Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, experience rural life at Jardin du Soleil, take in the waterfront at Port Angeles City Pier, and hike along Second Beach Trail.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Angeles trip planner .

New York City to Port Angeles is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Port Angeles at 67°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trek along Skyline Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park itinerary maker website .

Getting from Port Angeles to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

4
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: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle sightseeing tool .

Take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, with lows around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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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