11 days in Washington State Itinerary

11 days in Washington State Itinerary

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11 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lopez Island
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sequim
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
La Push
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Olympia
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Rapid City

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle visit planner.

Rapid City to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Rapid City in April, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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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

2
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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 15th (Sun): head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Island Studios.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip maker website .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in April; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 56°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Lopez Island.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park ©
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

few
hours
Lopez Island

Lopez Island ©
To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lopez Island driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Lopez Island in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lopez Island are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequim.

Things to do in Lopez Island

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Point ©
Iceberg Point

1
night
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from New Dungeness Lighthouse and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sequim travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Lopez Island to Sequim in 4 hours. In April in Sequim, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Push.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge ©
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
New Dungeness Lighthouse ©
New Dungeness Lighthouse

2
nights
La Push

La Push ©
La Push is a small unincorporated community situated at the mouth of the Quillayute River in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 19th (Thu), kick back and relax at First Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at La Push Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the La Push day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sequim to La Push takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in La Push can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in La Push

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
First Beach ©
First Beach
La Push Beach ©
La Push Beach

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Glass, then identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tolmie State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wolf Haven International.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Olympia trip site .

Traveling by car from La Push to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from La Push in April, expect nights in Olympia to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Museum of Glass, Wolf Haven International, Tumwater Falls Park
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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park

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