10 days in Washington State Itinerary

10 days in Washington State Itinerary

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10 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Tampa

2
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake. On your second day here, hike along Second Beach Trail, cruise along Hurricane Ridge, and then experience rural life at Jardin du Soleil.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

Tampa to Port Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tampa to Port Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in September, with highs in Port Angeles at 67°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Jardin du Soleil
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 14th (Fri), stroll through Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip website .

Fly from Port Angeles to Mount Rainier National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Haven International, look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tolmie State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tumwater Falls Park, Wolf Haven International
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Wolf Haven International ©
Wolf Haven International

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Olympia to Friday Harbor in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle vacation builder .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in September, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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