11 days in Washington State Itinerary

11 days in Washington State Itinerary

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11 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Boston
Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h
4
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Ilwaco
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Murhut Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Purple Haze Lavender Farm (in Sequim) and Olympic National Park (in Olympic National Park). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail, experience rural life at Washington Lavender, admire the sheer force of Madison Creek Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Angeles trip builder site .

Boston to Port Angeles is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in June: high temperatures in Port Angeles hover around 66°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Purple Haze Lavender Farm
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

2
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 25th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take a stroll through Pioneer Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation planning website .

Getting from Port Angeles to Seattle by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Port Angeles in June, with highs in Seattle at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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 27th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor route site .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Friday Harbor at 69°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Haven International, identify plant and animal life at Tumwater Falls Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tolmie State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olympia tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympia in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wolf Haven International, Tumwater Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Wolf Haven International ©
Wolf Haven International

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, indulge your taste buds at Vancouver Farmers Market - Downtown Market, then pick up some local products at Esther Short Park, then go for a walk through Wintler Community Park, and finally let little ones run wild at Leverich Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vancouver trip planner .

You can drive from Olympia to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©

1
night
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilwaco day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Ilwaco takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in June, expect nights in Ilwaco to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

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