10 days in Washington State Itinerary

10 days in Washington State Itinerary

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10 days in Washington State Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + tram + Fly:  9​h 45​min
Washington DC

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Seattle Center. Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight capture your imagination. Step out of Seattle to go to Burien and see Ed Munro Seahurst Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

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Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Ed Munro Seahurst Park
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Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Moran State Park and Lime Kiln Point State Park. Get outdoors at Pelindaba Lavender Farm and Springtide Paddlesports. Change things up with a short trip to Buck Bay Shellfish Farm in Olga (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, explore the world behind art at San Juan Islands Museum of Art, and head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get little chillier in Friday Harbor: highs are around 72°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Olga
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Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruby Beach and Hurricane Ridge. Step out of the city life by going to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Olympic National Park. Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree about 1h 15 min away.

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You can fly from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 10th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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

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