15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

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15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Zurich
+2
Fly + tram + Fly:  15​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Sequim
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Lopez Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + bus:  3​h 45​min
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Zurich

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Beach and Second Beach Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hurricane Ridge and Quinault Big Spruce Tree. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park driving holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Olympic National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Sequim.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Side Trips

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

2
days
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 25th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness River Audubon Center and then identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at The Lavender Connection.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sequim trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Olympic National Park to Sequim in 1.5 hours. In April in Sequim, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Lopez Island.

Things to do in Sequim

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Dungeness River Audubon Center ©
Dungeness River Audubon Center
The Lavender Connection ©
The Lavender Connection

1
day
Lopez Island

Lopez Island ©
On the 27th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Lopez Island Vineyards and Winery, identify plant and animal life at Shark Reef Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lopez Island trip itinerary site .

Drive from Sequim to Lopez Island in 4 hours. In April in Lopez Island, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Lopez Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Trails
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Iceberg Point ©
Iceberg Point
Shark Reef Sanctuary ©
Shark Reef Sanctuary

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip planner .

Drive from Lopez Island to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. In April in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, Buck Bay Shellfish Farm
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm ©
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm

1
day
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, then head outdoors with Mystic Journeys, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tolmie State Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Olympia attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympia in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Seattle.

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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Mystic Journeys ©
Mystic Journeys
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then identify plant and animal life at Bloedel Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Kerry Park, then make a trip to Space Needle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seattle driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Olympia in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 13°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Bloedel Reserve, Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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