15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State route planner
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Fly to Victoria, Bus to Fifth at Ocean, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch, then relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, then relax in the rural setting at The Farm at Krystal Acres, and finally find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Friday Harbor online day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Friday Harbor is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Friday Harbor due to the time zone difference. September in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Olga.
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Olga, Orcas Island — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Summit Learning Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain, make a trip to Orcas Island Pottery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Jones Island State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Olga road trip planning website.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Olga by journey takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Olga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Olympic National Park.
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Side Trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Quinault (Merriman Falls & Quinault Big Spruce Tree). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, explore the activities along Lake Crescent, and cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Olga to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, hike along Skyline Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park visit website.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.
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Seattle — 5 nights

Emerald City

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
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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