10 days in Seattle & Friday Harbor Itinerary

10 days in Seattle & Friday Harbor Itinerary

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10 days in Seattle & Friday Harbor Itinerary

Start: Seattle
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Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
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Friday Harbor
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Seattle

6
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Shop till you drop at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Trinity United Methodist Church (in Port Townsend), Sequim (Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge & New Dungeness Lighthouse) and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hindu Temple & Cultural Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Bloedel Reserve, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle travel itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Seattle. In December, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sequim, Tacoma, Bloedel Reserve, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©

3
nights
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 15th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then view the masterpieces at Island Studios. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Arctic Raven Gallery, explore the world behind art at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art, then take in the history at American Camp, and finally stop by WaterWorks Gallery.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor journey site .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Museums Tours

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art ©
American Camp ©
American Camp

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