9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Vancouver
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Underwood
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: Denver

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Vancouver

Vancouver
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Vancouver road trip planner.

Denver to Vancouver is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Vancouver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Vancouver are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You'll set off for Underwood on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Nature

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night
Underwood

Underwood ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Underwood trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Vancouver to Underwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for little chillier days in Underwood, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Underwood

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 2nd (Sat), trek along Skyline Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Underwood to Mount Rainier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. June in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Alki Beach and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Step out of Seattle to go to Issaquah and see Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, make a trip to Space Needle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seattle route planner.

Fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in June: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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