12 days in Washington State Itinerary

12 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State journey planner

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Seattle
— 2 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Golden Gardens Park and Pacific Bonsai Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory and Saint James Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails & Owen Beach).

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary app.

Indianapolis to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In June, Seattle is a bit cooler than Indianapolis - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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 13th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Island Studios, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage, and then get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor route planner.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Friday Harbor at 69°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Olga, Orcas Island

— 1 night
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. On the 14th (Tue), get outside with Obstruction Pass State Park and then view the masterpieces at Orcas Island Artworks.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Olga trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Friday Harbor to Olga takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Olga are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olga

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Take a break from the city and head to Kalaloch Beach Trail 4 and High Divide. Explore hidden gems such as Murhut Falls and Merriman Falls. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Rocky Brook Falls Trail in Brinnon--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus and stroll through Quinault River-Pony Bridge Day Hike.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Olga to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Longmire Museum and Wonderland Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Burroughs Mountain Trail and Box Canyon Loop. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, you will find days in Mount Rainier National Park are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.