14 days in Olympic National Park, San Juan Islands & Seattle Itinerary

14 days in Olympic National Park, San Juan Islands & Seattle Itinerary

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Fly to Seattle, Bus to Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Eastsound, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
— 6 nights


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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hurricane Ridge and Lake Crescent. Escape the urban bustle at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Quinault Rain Forest. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Rain Forest Nature Trail, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Second Beach Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

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Miami to Olympic National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in August, you will find days in Olympic National Park are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are colder (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Eastsound.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Eastsound, Orcas Island — 1 night

Eastsound is an unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.Eastsound is the largest population center on Orcas Island, the second-most populated and physically largest of the San Juan Islands. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with Outer Island Expeditions.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Eastsound tour itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Eastsound. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.
Adventure · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, and then stroll through Lime Kiln Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with San Juan Safaris and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor online attractions planner.

You can travel from Eastsound to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Eastsound in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Friday Harbor, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Seattle — 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Puget Sound Express and Washington Park Arboretum. Change things up with a short trip to Fall City Wallaby Ranch in Fall City (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kerry Park, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, browse the different shops at City Centre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

San Juan Islands travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · State Parks · Landmarks
Experience island living Pacific Northwest-style by visiting the San Juan Islands. Of the 176 named islands here, Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan are the three that cater to visitors. Orca whales roam the waters from April to September, and rolling farmland inland gives way to small coastal towns filled with art galleries and boutiques. The islands' small mountains offer vistas over the water to the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic mountain range. The island region offers prime sea kayaking, biking tours, birding, and saltwater fishing. The populated isles attract a lot of summer tourism but remain quiet the remainder of the year.