I'm planning a 12 night trip to Washington in early August and need some guidance and expert tips. We plan on camping, cabins and hotels and there's two adults a 5 year old and 3 year old.
I know the state is big and distances between things are vast but we really want to get a taste of all 3 National Parks and Seattle itself.
Right now I've come up with this:
1. Portland, OR to Mt. Rainer - Not sure how many days needed here or where to stay in a hotel or camp?
2. Seattle for a couple days of sightseeing
2. Olympic National Park - We'd like to see the beaches, rainforest and Hurrican Ridge so I allotted about 3 days. Tips for an itinerary and/or campgrounds/lodges would be helpful here!
4. Drive and camping in the Cascades (Route 20). I figure 3 days here is good. Campsite/lodges/cabins and ideas are welcomed on this section!
If we are anywhere near a Marriott we usually stay there since we have employee discount but we prefer camping and cabins when possible.
Thanks for the help and tips!