14 days in Washington State Itinerary

14 days in Washington State Itinerary

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14 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  17​h
End: Zurich

4
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.
Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle journey maker .

Zurich, Switzerland to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Seattle are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Parks Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Ashford Creek Pottery, then hike along Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, take an in-depth tour of Longmire Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park road trip site .

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in August since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

3
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Angeles: Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Sol Duc Falls, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, shop like a local with Washington Lavender, see the interesting displays at Olympic Coast Discovery Center, and trek along Second Beach Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Angeles trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Port Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Angeles, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Olga.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

1
night
Olga, Orcas Island

Olga ©
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Orcas Island Pottery, enjoy the sand and surf at Judd Cove, and then admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Olga road trip app .

Getting from Port Angeles to Olga by car takes about 5 hours. In August in Olga, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Judd Cove Preserve, Orcas Island Pottery
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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery
Judd Cove Preserve ©
Judd Cove Preserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, don't miss a visit to English Camp, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor attractions planner .

You can drive from Olga to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Olga in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Friday Harbor, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Theme Parks Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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