10 days in Washington State & Manhattan Itinerary

10 days in Washington State & Manhattan Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Seattle. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. 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

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, trek along Skyline Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls.

Make your Mount Rainier National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in December since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

4
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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.
Attractions like Ruby Beach and Feiro Marine Life Center make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Tree Root Cave in Forks, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, make a trip to Hurricane Ridge, and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus. December in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough 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. On the 1st (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Tuttle Creek State Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kansas State University Insect Zoo. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, identify plant and animal life at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, and then do a tasting at Liquid Art Winery and Estate.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manhattan online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Manhattan. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Olympic National Park to Manhattan. Expect little chillier evenings in Manhattan when traveling from Olympic National Park in January, with lows around 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manhattan

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

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