11 days in Washington State Itinerary

11 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State vacation builder
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Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip maker site.

Boston to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Boston in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 1 night

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 11th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Friday Harbor at 74°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Olympic National Park — 4 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. July in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park route builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sun).
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.