5 days in Washington State Itinerary

5 days in Washington State Itinerary

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5 days in Washington State Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  4​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Quinault
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Seattle

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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 17th (Thu): look for gifts at The Elliott Bay Book Company, then make a trip to Space Needle, then don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Volunteer Park Conservatory, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary builder.

San Francisco to Seattle is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass
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Space Needle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): trek along Second Beach Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get slightly colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 72°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Quinault.

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Second Beach Trail

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Quinault

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Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Big Spruce Tree and then get outside with Lake Quinault.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Quinault. In August in Quinault, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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