6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— Few hours
Fly:  27​h
Sydney

3
days
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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse-Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Woodland Park Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, appreciate the history behind Space Needle, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market

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 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor travel planner.

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get little chillier in Friday Harbor: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum

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