19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eastsound, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 30​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Tacoma
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
6
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dallas

7
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.
Attractions like Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Fort Worden State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Lake Wilderness Arboretum (in Maple Valley). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, get your bearings at Seattle Public Library, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Dallas to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Seattle is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in Seattle at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bellevue Botanical Garden, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle, Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Snoqualmie Falls, Bloedel Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park. On the next day, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Arctic Raven Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to English Camp.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, Friday Harbor is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Eastsound.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

1
night
Eastsound, Orcas Island

Eastsound ©
Eastsound is an unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.Eastsound is the largest population center on Orcas Island, the second-most populated and physically largest of the San Juan Islands. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Orcas Island Pottery, step off the mainland to explore The Orcas Island Historical Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Eastsound online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Eastsound by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Eastsound sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tacoma.

Things to do in Eastsound

Nature Parks

Side Trips

The Orcas Island Historical Museum, Moran State Park
Highlights from your plan
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
The Orcas Island Historical Museum ©
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Deer Park, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bunch Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): trek along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4 and then stroll through Ozette Loop Hike.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from Eastsound to Olympic National Park with the Route module. August in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Tacoma.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike

2
nights
Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at 5 Mile Drive & Trails and W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cushman Trail and Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. There's still lots to do: stroll around Wright Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Odd Otter Brewing Company, examine the collection at Foss Waterway Seaport, and look for gifts at Brown & Haley's Outlet Stores.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tacoma vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Olympic National Park to Tacoma in 3 hours. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tacoma, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Cushman Trail
Highlights from your plan
W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails
Wright Park ©
Wright Park

2
nights
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pirates of Hilton Head as well as Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Pirates of Hilton Head, play a few rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines, kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burkes Beach, and finally stroll through Mitchelville Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Folly Field Beach Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then putt your heart out at Legendary Golf, and finally have fun and explore at The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip planner .

You can fly from Tacoma to Hilton Head in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tacoma to Hilton Head, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tacoma in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Hilton Head: highs are around 88°F and lows about 75°F. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park
Pirates of Hilton Head ©
Pirates of Hilton Head
Legendary Golf ©
Legendary Golf

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