17 days in Washington State Itinerary

17 days in Washington State Itinerary

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17 days in Washington State Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + tram + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
New York City

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Sky View Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum & Point Defiance Park). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll through Kerry Park.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Seattle itinerary planning site .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Seattle at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moran State Park and Lime Kiln Point State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Friday Harbor: Buck Bay Shellfish Farm (in Olga) and Shark Reef Sanctuary (in Lopez Island). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, don't miss a visit to English Camp, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 72°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Olga, Shark Reef Sanctuary
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Shark Reef Sanctuary ©
Shark Reef Sanctuary
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hurricane Ridge and Lake Quinault. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault, about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach and identify plant and animal life at Olympic Peninsula.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park day trip planning tool .

You can 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. In September, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Quinault, Olympic Peninsula
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic Peninsula ©
Olympic Peninsula

2
days
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 8th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and then relax in the rural setting at The Lavender Connection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at New Dungeness Lighthouse, then relax in the rural setting at Graysmarsh Berry Farm, and then admire the sheer force of Marymere Falls.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Port Angeles sightseeing site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Angeles. In September, daytime highs in Port Angeles are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Angeles

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Sequim
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The Lavender Connection ©
The Lavender Connection
Marymere Falls ©
Marymere Falls
Washington Lavender ©
Washington Lavender

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