12 days in Washington State Itinerary

12 days in Washington State Itinerary

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12 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  1​h
1
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 15​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Vancouver
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Seattle

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Let the collections at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park and The Whale Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Orcas Island Pottery and Zip San Juan. Take a break from Friday Harbor with a short trip to Moran State Park in Olga, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Pelindaba Lavender Farm, witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery, and make a trip to English Camp.

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Seattle to Friday Harbor is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. In July, Friday Harbor is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Orcas Island Pottery, San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, Moran State Park
Highlights from your plan
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
American Camp ©
American Camp

1
night
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 6th (Sat), take in the views from La Conner Rainbow Bridge, then stroll around Washington Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Anacortes travel site .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Anacortes in 2 hours. July in Anacortes sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Anacortes

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

La Conner Rainbow Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Washington Park ©
Washington Park

1
night
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor ©
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park, walk around Windjammer Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Deception Pass State Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oak Harbor road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anacortes to Oak Harbor takes an hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anacortes in July: highs in Oak Harbor hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fort Casey State Park
Highlights from your plan
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Windjammer Park ©
Windjammer Park

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Second Beach Trail and Sol Duc Falls. You'll get in some beach time at Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Joyce Depot Museum in Joyce, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, and don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park travel route website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oak Harbor to Olympic National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Joyce Depot Museum
Highlights from your plan
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pick up some local products at Esther Short Park, then steep yourself in history at Hidden House, then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Leverich Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Vancouver in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: highs in Vancouver hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park
Hidden House ©
Hidden House

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

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Traveling by train from Vancouver to Mount Rainier National Park takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

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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