15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

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15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Sequim
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Newark

3
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, get some jogging in at Discovery Park, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary site .

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in September, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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.
On the 13th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turtleback Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Turtleback Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan

2
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 15th (Tue), experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, get outside with West Coast Spin Doctors, then see the interesting displays at Olympic Coast Discovery Center, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness River Audubon Center, get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness Recreation Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sequim day trip planning tool .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Sequim by car takes about 4 hours. September in Sequim sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Angeles
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
West Coast Spin Doctors ©
West Coast Spin Doctors
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Hurricane Ridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoh River Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Sequim to Olympic National Park in 1.5 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 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Camp Muir Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park travel app .

Fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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