5 days in Washington State Itinerary

5 days in Washington State Itinerary

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5 days in Washington State Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Olympia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
New York City

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip website .

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. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Trails Outdoors

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

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Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the State of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wolf Haven International and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolmie State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Olympia journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Olympia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Olympia, with lows of 35°F. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Wolf Haven International, Tumwater Falls Park
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park

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