5 days in Seattle & Olympic National Park Itinerary

5 days in Seattle & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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Seattle
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Olympic National Park
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Seattle
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Seattle

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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 2nd (Wed): shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle travel planner.

Tucson to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Tucson in September, plan for colder days in Seattle, with highs around 72°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park

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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.
To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, Olympic National Park is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

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Seattle

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On the 5th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Puget Sound Express, then admire the landmark architecture of King Street Station, and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, and then wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Puget Sound Express, Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
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Puget Sound Express ©
Puget Sound Express
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

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