12 days in Seattle, Friday Harbor & Deer Harbor Itinerary

12 days in Seattle, Friday Harbor & Deer Harbor Itinerary

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Seattle
— 7 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
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Deer Harbor, Orcas Island
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Drive to William R Fairchild International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport

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Seattle

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.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Pike Place Market. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and LeMay - America's Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, stroll around Kerry Park, identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Seattle. In April in Seattle, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Island Studios, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, then make a trip to American Camp, and then admire the masterpieces at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor planning tool.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. In April in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Deer Harbor.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

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Deer Harbor, Orcas Island

Deer Harbor is an unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Jones Island State Park, then ride a horse along Orcas Island Trail Rides, and then learn more about the world around you at Summit Learning Center.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Deer Harbor route planner.

You can travel from Friday Harbor to Deer Harbor in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Deer Harbor can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deer Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

San Juan Islands travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · State Parks · Landmarks
Experience island living Pacific Northwest-style by visiting the San Juan Islands. Of the 176 named islands here, Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan are the three that cater to visitors. Orca whales roam the waters from April to September, and rolling farmland inland gives way to small coastal towns filled with art galleries and boutiques. The islands' small mountains offer vistas over the water to the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic mountain range. The island region offers prime sea kayaking, biking tours, birding, and saltwater fishing. The populated isles attract a lot of summer tourism but remain quiet the remainder of the year.