8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Boston
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + tram + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
Boston

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 27th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse-Studio and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, stroll through Alki Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally stop by The Elliott Bay Book Company.

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Boston 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 Boston to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

1
day
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 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in May: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 61°F and lows are around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

3
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Quinault Big Spruce Tree.

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You can fly from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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