9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Tacoma
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 15​min
4
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Midland

1
night
Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 28th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Owen Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tacoma vacation planning website .

Midland to Tacoma is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Midland in June, you will find days in Tacoma are cooler (72°F), and nights are a bit cooler (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Tacoma

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the activities along Nisqually River, take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Tacoma to Mount Rainier National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Marymere Falls in Port Angeles, about 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: trek along Sol Duc Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park itinerary builder .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Marymere Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

1
night
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor ©
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. On the 4th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, then learn about all things military at PBY-Naval Air Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Deception Pass State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oak Harbor trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Oak Harbor. In July, daily temperatures in Oak Harbor can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fort Casey State Park
Highlights from your plan
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park
PBY-Naval Air Museum ©
PBY-Naval Air Museum

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 5th (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then identify plant and animal life at Brackett's Landing South, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oak Harbor to Seattle takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Oak Harbor in July, with highs in Seattle at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brackett's Landing South
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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