13 days in Washington State Itinerary

13 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Anacortes, Drive to Sequim
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Sequim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip tool.

Minneapolis to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.
Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.
On the 18th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Friday Harbor when traveling from Seattle in May, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sequim.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Sequim — 2 nights

Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at B&B Family Farm, head outdoors with West Coast Spin Doctors, then take a leisurely stroll along Port Angeles City Pier, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Elwah River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, and then explore the world behind art at Northwind Arts Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sequim online travel planner.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Sequim by combination of flight and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Olympic National Park — 4 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Sol Duc Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, and stroll through Second Beach Trail.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Sequim to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Mount Rainier National Park — 1 night

The star attraction of Mt.
On the 25th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Nature · Parks
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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.