29 days in Washington State Itinerary

29 days in Washington State Itinerary

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29 days in Washington State Itinerary

Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Seattle
— 8 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Long Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Underwood
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Bainbridge Island
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h
Tel Aviv

7
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.
Attractions like Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (in Issaquah) and Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie). Dedicate the 11th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Seattle is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Snoqualmie, Bellevue, Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm and then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

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You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Friday Harbor when traveling from Seattle in September, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum

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.
Relax by the water at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, trek along Second Beach Trail, explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls.

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Getting from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

2
days
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Cape Disappointment State Park. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Funland Arcade, look for all kinds of wild species at Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, and then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse.

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Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Long Beach with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Long Beach are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Underwood.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ilwaco
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge ©
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

1
day
Underwood

Underwood ©
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Skamania County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Traveling by car from Long Beach to Underwood takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Long Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Underwood, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Underwood

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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3
days
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Rainier and Wonderland Trail. Step out of Mount Rainier National Park with an excursion to Ashford Creek Pottery in Ashford--about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: hike along Skyline Trail and take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls.

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Explore your travel options from Underwood to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

3
days
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the State of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Get outdoors at Tolmie State Park and 5 Mile Drive & Trails. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Glass and Tacoma Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Point Defiance Park, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wolf Haven International, immerse yourself in nature at Priest Point Park, and appreciate the history behind Washington State Capitol Campus.

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Traveling by bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Wolf Haven International
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park

1
day
Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and the name of the island in Puget Sound on which the city is situated. On the 3rd (Wed), savor the flavors at Island Vintners and then identify plant and animal life at Bloedel Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Olympia to Bainbridge Island takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Olympia in October since evenings lows in Bainbridge Island dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Bloedel Reserve
Bloedel Reserve
Island Vintners ©
Island Vintners

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