8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Tampa
Fly + tram + Fly:  10​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
Tampa

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Quinault Big Spruce Tree will get you outdoors. There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online day trip planner .

Tampa to Olympic National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, Olympic National Park is cooler than Tampa - with highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

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Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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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 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then stop by Made in Washington. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle road trip site .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in May: highs in Seattle hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 51°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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