10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Friday Harbor
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 30​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 15th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Ashford Creek Pottery, then admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Christine Falls Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Longmire Springs and then trek along Box Canyon Loop.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park vacation website .

Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
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Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls
Christine Falls Viewpoint ©
Christine Falls Viewpoint
Longmire Springs ©
Longmire Springs

2
nights
Friday Harbor

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands and then shop like a local with Island Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): experience rural life at Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm and Country Store and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor road trip planning site .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. In March in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Point No Point Lighthouse and LeMay - America's Car Museum. Get in touch with nature at Bloedel Reserve and Snoqualmie Falls. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Museum of Glass in Tacoma, about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum and stroll through Kerry Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. In March in Seattle, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bloedel Reserve, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park ©
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Big Spruce Tree and then get outside with Lake Quinault. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River.

To find out how to plan a trip to Olympic National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in March, you will find days in Olympic National Park are little chillier (11°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Quinault, Olympic Peninsula
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Olympic Peninsula ©
Olympic Peninsula
Lake Quinault ©
Lake Quinault

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