17 days in Washington State Itinerary

17 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State journey maker

Make it your trip
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Bus
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Sequim
— 1 night
Drive
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Beacon Ave S & 27th Ave S
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. There's lots more to do: hike along Skyline Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and stroll through Trail of the Shadows.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip builder tool.

Philadelphia to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and subway; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in August, with highs in Mount Rainier National Park at 80°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Merriman Falls in Quinault, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, cruise along Hurricane Ridge, trek along Hoh River Trail, and explore the activities along Hoh River.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Sequim.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Sequim

— 1 night
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with Port Angeles Whale Watch Company, then enjoy the sea views from New Dungeness Lighthouse, then experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, and finally head outdoors with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sequim online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Olympic National Park to Sequim takes 2 hours. August in Sequim sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Olga.

Things to do in Sequim

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Olga, Orcas Island

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park, shop like a local with Crow Valley Pottery, then make a trip to Orcas Island Pottery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain.

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Traveling by car from Sequim to Olga takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage. Keep things going the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch, then relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, and finally stop by WaterWorks Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Friday Harbor online trip maker.

Getting from Olga to Friday Harbor by journey takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Olga in August, Friday Harbor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Seattle

— 5 nights

Emerald City

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.
Dedicate the 30th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in August, with highs in Seattle at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

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.