We are thinking of traveling from the east coast to Seattle sometime this summer. Neither of us has ever been to the area. So many questions.....
We would of course like to see the major sites of Seattle, and the websites and tour books provide all the info necessary for that. But, would also like to see sites further away, such as Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens. I assume we need a renntal car to get there, and to plan at least one night near St. Rainier so we can do some hiking, rather than just a drive around the park? Also would like to see Olympic National Park. And perhaps the San Juan Island area. Is a car needed to get around there as well? Should we plan to stay one night there?
I am estimating visiting for about 7 days (not including the travel days) - is this doable? Or too crazy and exhausting. I was orignially thinking of adding Portland as well since it does not look far from the parks, but I think that would be too much to see and experience everything we would like to see.
Thanks in advance for your advice.