16 days in Hood River, Friday Harbor & Olga Itinerary

16 days in Hood River, Friday Harbor & Olga Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
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Hood River
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Fly to Seattle, Tram to 3rd Ave & Pine St, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
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Olga, Orcas Island
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Hood River — 9 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hood River side-trips: Trillium Lake (in Government Camp), River Rafting & Tubing (in Maupin) and Cascade Locks (Oneonta Gorge & Bonneville Lock & Dam). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Mount Hood, see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Vista House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hood River road trip planning site.

Denver to Hood River is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Hood River due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 2 nights

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 29th (Mon), examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then relax in the rural setting at The Farm at Krystal Acres, and finally get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, then look for gifts at WaterWorks Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to English Camp.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, tram, and ferry from Hood River to Friday Harbor in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hood River in August, things will get little chillier in Friday Harbor: highs are around 74°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Olga.
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Olga, Orcas Island — 3 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. Olga is known for nature, museums, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park, relax in the rural setting at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm, see majestic marine mammals with Outer Island Expeditions, and don't miss a visit to Orcas Island Pottery.

Plan my day in Olga using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by journey from Friday Harbor to Olga takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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San Juan Islands travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · State Parks · Landmarks
Experience island living Pacific Northwest-style by visiting the San Juan Islands. Of the 176 named islands here, Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan are the three that cater to visitors. Orca whales roam the waters from April to September, and rolling farmland inland gives way to small coastal towns filled with art galleries and boutiques. The islands' small mountains offer vistas over the water to the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic mountain range. The island region offers prime sea kayaking, biking tours, birding, and saltwater fishing. The populated isles attract a lot of summer tourism but remain quiet the remainder of the year.
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