11 days in Olympic National Park, Seattle & Orcas Island Itinerary

11 days in Olympic National Park, Seattle & Orcas Island Itinerary

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11 days in Olympic National Park, Seattle & Orcas Island Itinerary

Start: Seattle
ferry + bus:  1​h 30​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Orcas Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Seattle

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.
On the 11th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge and then explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip builder app .

Seattle to Olympic National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get little chillier in Olympic National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Olympic Peninsula
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic Peninsula ©
Olympic Peninsula

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Snoqualmie Falls and Point Defiance Park. Visiting Bloedel Reserve and Tolmie State Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Chihuly Bridge of Glass (in Tacoma) and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library-Central Library.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seattle road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Orcas Island.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Olympia, Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls, Bloedel Reserve
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve

3
nights
Orcas Island

Orcas Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turtleback Mountain, experience rural life at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm, and then look for gifts at Darvill's Bookstore. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sucia Island State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Orcas Island online road trip planner .

Fly from Seattle to Orcas Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for little chillier days in Orcas Island, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Orcas Island

Parks Nature Shopping
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Sucia Island State Park ©
Sucia Island State Park
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Turtleback Mountain ©
Turtleback Mountain

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