15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

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15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Long Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Amsterdam

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.
On the 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Seattle Center and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Glass, examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, then stroll through Kerry Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

3
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Whale Museum and San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lime Kiln Point State Park and Springtide Paddlesports. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to English Camp, and take in the exciting artwork at Island Studio.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Friday Harbor at 26°C and lows at 11°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
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Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ruby Beach and Sol Duc Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Olympic Peninsula. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Hurricane Ridge and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

3
days
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Disappointment State Park and Long Beach. North Head Lighthouse and Long Beach will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Marsh's Free Museum, view the masterpieces at Don Nisbett Art Gallery, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Long Beach. In August in Long Beach, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ilwaco, Northwest Carriage Museum, Long Beach
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Northwest Carriage Museum
Northwest Carriage Museum

2
days
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 2nd (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then trek along Skyline Trail.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Long Beach to Mount Rainier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs

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