12 days in Washington State & Charles Town Itinerary

12 days in Washington State & Charles Town Itinerary

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1
Seattle
— 3 nights
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
3
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
4
Charles Town
— 2 nights

3
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip maker.

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Seattle hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Wineries Tours
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, thenhike along Skyline Trail, thentrek along Trail of the Shadows, and finally admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, Mount Rainier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Merriman Falls about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus, and cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June: highs in Olympic National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Charles Town.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Merriman Falls
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

2
nights
Charles Town

Charles Town ©
Charles Town, officially the City of Charles Town, is a city in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and is also the county seat. Get out of town with these interesting Charles Town side-trips: Great Allegheny Passage (in Cumberland) and Winchester (Virginia Museum of Veiled History & Rocking S Ranch). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tolson's Chapel, don't miss a visit to Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, get great views at The Point, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charles Town trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Charles Town with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in June, with highs in Charles Town at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Charles Town

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Winchester, Great Allegheny Passage, My Neighbor and Me, Tolson's Chapel
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Great Allegheny Passage ©
Great Allegheny Passage
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Tolson's Chapel ©
Tolson's Chapel

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