11 days in Washington State Itinerary

11 days in Washington State Itinerary

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11 days in Washington State Itinerary

Jackson
Fly:  9​h
Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Orcas Island
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
Jackson

2
days
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at La Push Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at First Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Forks trip itinerary builder.

Jackson to Forks is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Forks can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

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La Push
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First Beach ©
First Beach
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Forks Chamber Of Commerce

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Crescent Lake. Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Second Beach Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Sol Duc Falls.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Forks to Olympic National Park with the Route module. June in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the ferry ride to Orcas Island.

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Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

1
day
Orcas Island

Orcas Island ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Orcas Island Historical Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orcas Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Olympic National Park to Orcas Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Friday Harbor.

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Parks Nature
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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
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1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Orcas Island to Friday Harbor in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

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Outdoors Museums
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Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Space Needle and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Snoqualmie Falls in Snoqualmie, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and stroll through Kerry Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary maker.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Bellevue Botanical Garden, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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