17 days in Abilene & Oak Harbor Itinerary

17 days in Abilene & Oak Harbor Itinerary

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17 days in Abilene & Oak Harbor Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  12​h 15​min
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h
Oak Harbor
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Seattle


Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. Bring the kids along to Abilene Zoo and Prime Time Family Entertainment Center. Get out of town with these interesting Abilene side-trips: Possum Kingdom Lake (in Graford), Bank Park (in Albany) and Chandor Gardens (in Weatherford). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Frontier Texas!, explore the engaging exhibits at The Grace Museum, stroll the grounds of The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene, and admire the striking features of Swenson House Historical Society.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Abilene online attractions planner .

Seattle to Abilene is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abilene, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Abilene

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brownwood, Chandor Gardens, Possum Kingdom Lake, Taylor County History Center, Bank Park
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Abilene Zoo ©
Abilene Zoo
Possum Kingdom Lake ©
Possum Kingdom Lake
Lake Brownwood State Park ©
Lake Brownwood State Park

Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor ©
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mindport and Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellingham (Fairhaven Historic District, Whatcom Falls Park, & more), Langley (Whidbey Island Distillery, Blooms Winery, & more) and Port Townsend (The Rothschild House, Fort Worden State Park, & more). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Deception Pass State Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Erie Park, have some family-friendly fun at Elevated Sportz Indoor Trampoline Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rosario Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oak Harbor online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Abilene to Oak Harbor. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Abilene in December, plan for slightly colder days in Oak Harbor, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Anacortes, Port Townsend, Bellingham, Langley, Freeland
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Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
Fort Worden State Park ©
Fort Worden State Park