8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Sequim
— 1 night
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  12​h
New York City

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.
On the 21st (Sat), view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, make a trip to Seattle Center, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library-Central Library.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In April in Seattle, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

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Museums Parks Trails

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

2
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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 24th (Tue): hike along Second Beach Trail and then stroll through Ruby Beach. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in April; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 56°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequim.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic Peninsula
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

2
days
Sequim

Sequim
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 26th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness River Audubon Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Northwest Maritime Center and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can take a bus from Olympic National Park to Sequim in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sequim can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Parks Wildlife

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Northwest Maritime Center
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Dungeness River Audubon Center
Dungeness River Audubon Center
Northwest Maritime Center
Northwest Maritime Center

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