11 days in Washington State Itinerary

11 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to March's Point, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Beacon Ave S & 27th Ave S
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Olympic National Park

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, and delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park route planning tool.

Houston to Olympic National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in June, with highs in Olympic National Park at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In July in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

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, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Space Needle, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation planner.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in July, with lows around 60°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · 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.