15 days in Washington State & Austin Itinerary

15 days in Washington State & Austin Itinerary

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15 days in Washington State & Austin Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
5
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Forks
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Houston


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. To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Olga road trip planning app .

Houston to Olga is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Houston in July: high temperatures in Olga hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Anacortes.

Things to do in Olga

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Judd Cove
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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm ©
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm

1
night
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park, then stroll through Rosario Beach, and then stop by SeaBear Wild Salmon.

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Drive from Olga to Anacortes in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Anacortes can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Deception Pass State Park
Highlights from your plan
Rosario Beach ©
Rosario Beach
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
SeaBear Wild Salmon ©
SeaBear Wild Salmon

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
The Whale Museum and American Camp are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as San Juan Co Park and Lime Kiln Point State Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, and relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

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Traveling by ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor takes 1.5 hours. In July in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Co Park
Highlights from your plan
San Juan Co Park ©
San Juan Co Park
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seattle attractions planning app .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Seattle by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sol Duc Falls and Crescent Lake. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, take in the waterfront at Port Angeles City Pier, and stroll through Second Beach Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Port Angeles in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Port Angeles at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

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nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at First Beach, then kick back and relax at La Push Beach, and then look for gifts at Native to Twilight. On the next day, examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum, explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Third Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Forks travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Angeles to Forks in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Forks are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

La Push, Olympic Peninsula
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First Beach ©
First Beach
Olympic Peninsula ©
Olympic Peninsula
John's Beachcombing Museum ©
John's Beachcombing Museum

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get great views at Mount Bonnell, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool. On the next day, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Austin trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Forks to Austin. The time zone difference when traveling from Forks to Austin is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Forks in July, with highs in Austin at 98°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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