13 days in Washington State Itinerary

13 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Fly to Seattle, Shuttle to Anacortes
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 1 night
Drive
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Neah Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island — 1 night

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): 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 (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, admire the majestic nature at Deception Pass State Park, and then stroll around Washington Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Anacortes holiday planner.

New York City to Anacortes is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Anacortes hover around 71°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Friday Harbor.
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with San Juan Safaris and then step aboard Schooners North. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage, then examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then don't miss a visit to English Camp, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor online route planner.

Getting from Anacortes to Friday Harbor by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olga.
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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 22nd (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with Outer Island Expeditions.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Olga trip tool.

You can travel from Friday Harbor to Olga in 1.5 hours. September in Olga sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Townsend.
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Port Townsend — 1 night

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Marrowstone Point Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Townsend travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Olga to Port Townsend in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Neah Bay.
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Neah Bay — 1 night

Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): hike along Cape Flattery Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Flattery, and then don't miss a visit to Makah Indian Reservation.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Neah Bay trip itinerary app.

Getting from Port Townsend to Neah Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Neah Bay can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Olympic National Park.
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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.
Get outdoors at Sol Duc Falls and Quinault Rain Forest. Explore hidden gems such as Rain Forest Nature Trail and Mount Storm King. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Crescent, and cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Neah Bay to Olympic National Park takes 2 hours. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): trek along Skyline Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to home.
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Washington State travel guide

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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.
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