16 days in New York City & Washington State Itinerary

16 days in New York City & Washington State Itinerary

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16 days in New York City & Washington State Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h
2
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Forks
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Paris

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, and explore and take pictures at Central Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City route planning site .

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to New York City. Traveling from Paris in September, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Deer Park and Kalaloch Beach Trail 4. Get out of town with these interesting Port Angeles side-trips: Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout (in Sequim) and Olympic National Park (Ozette Loop Hike, Murhut Falls, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail and relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Angeles vacation maker site .

Getting from New York City to Port Angeles by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit cooler in Port Angeles: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
Highlights from your plan
Deer Park ©
Deer Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Hoh River Trail ©
Hoh River Trail

2
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach and then kick back and relax at Second Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at First Beach, then stroll through La Push Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tree Root Cave.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Forks trip tool .

Getting from Port Angeles to Forks by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

La Push
Highlights from your plan
La Push Beach ©
La Push Beach
First Beach ©
First Beach

1
night
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 9th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor travel planner.

Getting from Forks to Friday Harbor by car takes about 5.5 hours. October in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, then admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, and then stroll through Skyline Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Mount Rainier National Park by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

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