10 days in Seattle, San Juan Islands & Olympic National Park Itinerary

10 days in Seattle, San Juan Islands & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Seattle, San Juan Islands & Olympic National Park Itinerary

Start: Bismarck
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Bismarck

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.
On the 25th (Mon), take a stroll through Pike Place Market and then shop like a local with Pioneer Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning website .

Bismarck to Seattle is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bismarck to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bismarck in June, you will find days in Seattle are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
You've now added Crystal Seas Kayaking - Day Tours to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lime Kiln Point State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Moran State Park (in Olga) and Deception Pass State Park (in Oak Harbor). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm and explore and take pictures at Schooners North.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect Friday Harbor to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Deception Pass State Park, Moran State Park
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Crystal Seas Kayaking - Day Tours ©
Crystal Seas Kayaking - Day Tours
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ruby Beach and Quinault Big Spruce Tree. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula, and take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Quinault Big Spruce Tree, Olympic Peninsula
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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