15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

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15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Watertown
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  45​min
3
Orcas Island
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + shuttle:  5​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Long Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Forks
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Watertown

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Sky View Observatory. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Pike Place Market, admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library-Central Library, stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle sightseeing planner.

Watertown to Seattle is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Watertown to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lime Kiln Point State Park Interpretive Center, make a trip to English Camp, and then immerse yourself in nature at Stuart Island State Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Friday Harbor when traveling from Seattle in September, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Orcas Island.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Stuart Island State Park ©
Stuart Island State Park
Pelindaba Lavender Farm ©
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

1
night
Orcas Island

Orcas Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Orcas Island Pottery, experience rural life at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm, and then admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orcas Island holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Orcas Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm ©
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery

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night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Orcas Island to Mount Rainier National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

#Parks, #Nature
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mowich Lake ©
Mowich Lake

3
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. On the 17th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at North Head Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Long Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Disappointment State Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Long Beach itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Long Beach with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Long Beach are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Long Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ilwaco, Long Beach
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Cape Disappointment State Park ©
Cape Disappointment State Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rialto Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Visiting Ruby Beach and Third Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Forks: Neah Bay (Cape Flattery Trail & Makah Cultural and Research Center) and Crescent Lake (in Olympic National Park).

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Forks vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Long Beach to Forks takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Forks can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Forks

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Neah Bay, Third Beach
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Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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