8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Indianapolis
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Quinault
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Bellingham
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Indianapolis

2
days
Quinault

Quinault ©
Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): head outdoors with Lake Quinault. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Rain Forest Nature Trail, take a peaceful walk through Quinault Rain Forest, and then take a peaceful walk through Quinault Big Spruce Tree.

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Indianapolis to Quinault is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in May, with highs in Quinault at 60°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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Lake Quinault ©
Lake Quinault

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, traverse land and water with a duck tour, stroll through Kerry Park, then don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library-Central Library, then take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls.

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You can drive from Quinault to Seattle in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

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Snoqualmie Falls
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery
Kerry Park ©
Kerry Park

2
days
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 13th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Schooners North, then head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, then take in the exciting artwork at Island Studios, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at San Juan Island Distillery, and then make a trip to English Camp.

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You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Friday Harbor, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Bellingham.

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San Juan Island Distillery
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Zip San Juan
Zip San Juan
English Camp ©
English Camp
Island Studio ©
Island Studio

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day
Bellingham

Bellingham ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Village Books, grab your bike and head to Interurban Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Whatcom Falls Park.

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Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Friday Harbor to Bellingham in 2.5 hours. May in Bellingham sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Tue).

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Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
Village Books
Village Books

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