11 days in Washington State Itinerary

11 days in Washington State Itinerary

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11 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Gulfport
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Gulfport

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vancouver trip itinerary planning website .

Gulfport to Vancouver is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gulfport to Vancouver. In August, Vancouver is a bit cooler than Gulfport - with highs of 84°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

3
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.
Relax by the water at Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach. Get outdoors at Sol Duc Falls and Olympic National Park. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Crescent Lake and take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Olympic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 72°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the activities along Nisqually River, then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then walk around Waverly Beach Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary app .

Take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Waverly Beach Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

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 15th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 74°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

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nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park, admire the natural beauty at Lavender Wind Farm, and then admire the majestic nature at Deception Pass State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Anacortes tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Anacortes by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Anacortes are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coupeville, Deception Pass State Park
Highlights from your plan
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park
Lavender Wind Farm ©
Lavender Wind Farm

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