13 days in Washington State Itinerary

13 days in Washington State Itinerary

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13 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Langley, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Tram + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Seattle fast, fun, and easy.

Pittsburgh to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
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 18th (Fri), stop by Serendipity the used book place, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports and then explore the striking landscape of Sucia Island State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor itinerary planner .

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Friday Harbor. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Langley.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sucia Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Sucia Island State Park ©
Sucia Island State Park

1
night
Langley, Whidbey Island

Langley ©
Langley is a city in Island County, Washington, United States which is located on the south end of Whidbey Island, overlooking the Saratoga Passage. On the 20th (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Cadee Distillery, sample the fine beverages at Whidbey Island Distillery, then stroll around Marguerite Brons Memorial Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mutiny Bay Distillery, and finally grab your bike and head to Putney Woods Trails.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Langley visit planning website .

Drive from Friday Harbor to Langley in 3 hours. In October in Langley, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Langley

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Clinton, Mutiny Bay Distillery
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Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Marguerite Brons Memorial Park ©
Marguerite Brons Memorial Park
Mutiny Bay Distillery ©
Mutiny Bay Distillery

3
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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Langley to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, trek along Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. On your second day here, make a trip to Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture and then get impressive views of Mount St. Helens.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park holiday tool .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 26th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture, Mount St. Helens
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

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