I'm planning a 9 day trip to Washington this summer and am trying to get advice on which order I should tackle the parks in. We'll fly into Seattle, rent a car there and then plan on visiting, North Cascades NP for a day and a half, Olympic NP for 2-3 days and Mt. Rainier NP for 2 days.
They're all 130 miles or closer to Seattle, but travelling from one park to the next... does anyone have past experience on what worked for them?
Also, hints on lodging in/around the parks for the budget conscious. :)