9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
drive:  3​h
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  4​h
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  4​h
4
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Chicago

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hiram M. Chittenden Locks as well as Alki Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Seattle is minus 2 hours. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Quinault Rain Forest, Marymere Falls, Cape Flattery Trail, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, trek along Sol Duc Falls, and stroll through Ruby Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Olympic National Park when traveling from Seattle in October, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cape Flattery Trail, Marymere Falls, The Rothschild House
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
You've added Reflection Lakes, Skyline Trail, Sunrise Visitor Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls. On the next day, trek along Skyline Trail, then head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, and finally trek along Naches Peak Loop Trail.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Narada Falls ©
Narada Falls
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October: high temperatures in Portland hover around 66°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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