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 45​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
La Push
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
New York City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle and then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle journey builder tool .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
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Alki Beach

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moran State Park and The Whale Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Lime Kiln Point State Park and Springtide Paddlesports. Take a break from Friday Harbor with a short trip to Buck Bay Shellfish Farm in Olga, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore and take pictures at Schooners North.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Friday Harbor to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to La Push.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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Olga
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Pelindaba Lavender Farm ©
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

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La Push

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La Push is a small unincorporated community situated at the mouth of the Quileute River in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at La Push Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our La Push day trip planner .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to La Push in 6 hours. In July in La Push, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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First Beach

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