12 days in Washington State Itinerary

12 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Toutle
— 1 night
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Elbe
— 1 night
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Chelan
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights

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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.
Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Merriman Falls in Quinault--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lena Lakes, hike along High Divide, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park holiday builder site.

Richmond to Olympic National Park is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Richmond in August; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 72°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Toutle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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Toutle

Toutle ©
Toutle is an unincorporated community in Cowlitz County, Washington. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get outside with Eco Park Resort and then see the sky in a new way at Johnston Ridge Observatory.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Toutle trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Toutle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: highs in Toutle hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Elbe.

Things to do in Toutle

Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Eco Park Resort ©
Eco Park Resort
Johnston Ridge Observatory ©
Johnston Ridge Observatory

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Elbe

Elbe ©
Elbe is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pierce County, Washington, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Little White Church (Evangelische Lutherische Kirche).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Elbe trip maker app.

Drive from Toutle to Elbe in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Chelan.

Things to do in Elbe

Historic Sites
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Chelan

Chelan ©
Chelan is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Chelan, then learn about winemaking at Karma VIneyards, and then make a splash at Slidewaters.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chelan planner.

You can drive from Elbe to Chelan in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Elbe, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chelan, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Chelan

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wineries
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Lake Chelan ©
Lake Chelan
Slidewaters ©
Slidewaters
Karma VIneyards ©
Karma VIneyards

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Seattle

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Chelan to Seattle in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Chelan in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wineries
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 74°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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