11 days in Washington State Itinerary

11 days in Washington State Itinerary

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11 days in Washington State Itinerary

Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
Tacoma
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
Charlotte

4
days
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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Park, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planning tool .

Charlotte to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Seattle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Charlotte in June, with highs in Seattle at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
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Space Needle

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.
When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and stroll through Ruby Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F. You will leave for Tacoma on the 7th (Sat).

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

2
days
Tacoma

Tacoma
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Washington State History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Glass, and then don't miss a visit to Chihuly Bridge of Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, admire the majestic nature at Point Defiance Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

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Traveling by bus from Olympic National Park to Tacoma takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: highs in Tacoma hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tacoma

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park

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