9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  7​h
1
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. Step out of Port Angeles to go to Olympic National Park and see Olympic National Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Second Beach Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and experience rural life at B&B Family Farm.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Angeles holiday planner .

Minneapolis to Port Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Port Angeles is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect Port Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, B&B Family Farm
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): trek along Skyline Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

Plan a Mount Rainier National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Port Angeles to Mount Rainier National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Angeles in August: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. On the 8th (Wed), stroll through Heritage Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Tolmie State Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Olympia trip planner.

You can take a bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tumwater Falls Park
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Heritage Park ©
Heritage Park

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.
Family-friendly places like Alki Beach and The Museum of Flight will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Seahurst Beach Park and Green Lake Park. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

You can drive from Olympia to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 61°F in Seattle. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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