5 days in Washington State Itinerary

5 days in Washington State Itinerary

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5 days in Washington State Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  7​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
Orcas Island
— Few hours
+3
Fly + bus + tram + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Bozeman

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 (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip tool .

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Newark to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Seattle reach 71°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

1
day
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.
On the 4th (Tue), examine the collection at The Whale Museum, do a tasting at San Juan Vineyards, and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor road trip planning site .

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Friday Harbor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Orcas Island.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum
San Juan Vineyards ©
San Juan Vineyards

1
day
Orcas Island

Orcas Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Orcas Island Historical Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Orcas Island trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Orcas Island are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orcas Island

Parks Nature
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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
The Orcas Island Historical Museum ©

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