10 days in Washington State & Manhattan Itinerary

10 days in Washington State & Manhattan Itinerary

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10 days in Washington State & Manhattan Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Manhattan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Seattle

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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.
Kids will enjoy Space Needle and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Seattle attractions planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seattle. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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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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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then trek along Skyline Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip builder app .

You can take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

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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.
Bring the kids along to Ruby Beach and Feiro Marine Life Center. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Tree Root Cave in Forks--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ellinor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Storm King.

Discover how to plan a Olympic National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manhattan.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tree Root Cave, Feiro Marine Life Center
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Manhattan

Manhattan ©
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Tuttle Creek State Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas State University Insect Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, then identify plant and animal life at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, and then do a tasting at Liquid Art Winery and Estate.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Manhattan itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Manhattan with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Olympic National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Manhattan, with lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manhattan

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kansas Children's Discovery Center, Konza Prairie Research Natural Area
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Kansas State University Insect Zoo ©
Kansas Children's Discovery Center ©
Tuttle Creek State Park ©
Tuttle Creek State Park

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