6 days in Washington State Itinerary

6 days in Washington State Itinerary

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6 days in Washington State Itinerary

Spokane
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Seattle

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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, then take in the views from La Conner Rainbow Bridge, and then hike along Tommy Thompson Trail.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Anacortes online itinerary creator.

Sioux City to Anacortes is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Sioux City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Anacortes, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Friday Harbor.

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La Conner
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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 7th (Sat): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then view the masterpieces at Island Studio, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Anacortes to Friday Harbor by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Seattle.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum
Island Studio ©
Island Studio

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in October, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge and then stroll through Olympic Peninsula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Olympic National Park, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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Olympic Peninsula
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park

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