15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State visit planner
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Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Orcas Island
— 1 night
Ferry
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
5
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle — 3 nights

Emerald City

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snoqualmie Falls and Puget Sound Express. Take a break from the city and head to Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and Alki Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle trip maker website.

Jacksonville to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Anacortes.
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island — 2 nights

On the 13th (Thu), stop by SeaBear Wild Salmon, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park. On the next day, stroll around Causland Memorial Park, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll around Washington Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Anacortes trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Seattle to Anacortes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get a bit cooler in Anacortes: highs are around 74°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Orcas Island.
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Orcas Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Outer Island Expeditions.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Orcas Island day trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Orcas Island are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Friday Harbor.
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Orcas Island to Friday Harbor takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 4 nights

Take a break from the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Sol Duc Falls. There's still lots to do: trek along Second Beach Trail, kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In July in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): trek along Skyline Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, and then explore the activities along Nisqually River.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 53°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to 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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