10 days in Washington State Itinerary

10 days in Washington State Itinerary

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10 days in Washington State Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Underwood
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Vancouver
— 2 nights
tram + Fly:  9​h
New York City

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then make a trip to Seattle Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Seattle at 71°F and lows at 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

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Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, don't miss a visit to Olympic Peninsula, and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip maker tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Olympic National Park when traveling from Seattle in September, with lows around 49°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Underwood.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park

1
day
Underwood

Underwood ©
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Skamania County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then learn about winemaking at AniChe Cellars.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Underwood driving holiday planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Underwood. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Underwood

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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AniChe Cellars
AniChe Cellars

1
day
Vancouver

Vancouver
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 6th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at The Grant House.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Underwood to Vancouver by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Vancouver sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

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Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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The Grant House
The Grant House

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