15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

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15 days in Washington State Itinerary

New York City
+3
train + Fly + tram + Fly:  10​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City

6
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.
Visiting Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Rialto Beach and Sol Duc Falls. When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Olympic Coast Discovery Center in Port Angeles, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Ozette Loop Hike, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail.

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New York City to Olympic National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train, bus, flight, and tram. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 71°F and lows about 53°F. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

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Parks Outdoors Nature

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Olympic Coast Discovery Center
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

2
days
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
On the 1st (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and then head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands.

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Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Seattle.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market. Do your shopping at The Elliott Bay Book Company and Nordstrom Corporate. Venture out of the city with trips to Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum & Museum of Glass). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

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Getting from Friday Harbor to Seattle by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Outdoors

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Tacoma, Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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