18 days in Washington State Itinerary

18 days in Washington State Itinerary

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18 days in Washington State Itinerary

Hamburg
Fly:  18​h
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Long Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Vancouver
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h
Hamburg

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.
Visit Pioneer Square and Point No Point Lighthouse for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Alki Beach and Golden Gardens Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Tacoma (Point Defiance Park & Chihuly Bridge of Glass). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Volunteer Park Conservatory, stop by The Elliott Bay Book Company, and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary site .

Hamburg, Germany to Seattle is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Seattle is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Hamburg in March, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Point No Point Lighthouse
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square

7
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ruby Beach and First Beach. Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shi Shi Beach, cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula, and trek along Hurricane Ridge.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park visit website .

Fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree, First Beach
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive ©
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive

2
days
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Marsh's Free Museum, enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, and then have some family-friendly fun at Funland Arcade.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Long Beach holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Long Beach with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Long Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

North Head Lighthouse
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Funland Arcade
Funland Arcade

1
day
Vancouver

Vancouver
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and then steep yourself in history at The Grant House.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver trip planner .

Getting from Long Beach to Vancouver by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Vancouver are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Historic Sites
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The Grant House
The Grant House

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