9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Government Camp
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Durham

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night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then stroll through Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, and finally make a trip to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip builder site .

Durham to Portland is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Portland is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Portland when traveling from Durham in August, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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Government Camp

Government Camp ©
Government Camp is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, south of Mount Hood and north of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain. On the 8th (Thu), hike along Eagle Creek Trail and then admire the sheer force of Starvation Creek State Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Government Camp trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Government Camp in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Government Camp can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Government Camp

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Cascade Locks
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Eagle Creek Trail ©
Eagle Creek Trail
Trillium Lake ©
Trillium Lake
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Ozette Loop Hike, hike along Second Beach Trail, and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kalaloch Beach Trail 4 and then admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Government Camp to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Government Camp in August, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike

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nights
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 12th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, and then walk around Stuart Island State Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor holiday planning site .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor by ferry takes about 6 hours. August in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get outside with Seattle Mariner Baseball, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kubota Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle travel tool .

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in August, with highs in Seattle at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Kubota Garden ©
Kubota Garden

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