17 days in Washington State Itinerary

17 days in Washington State Itinerary

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17 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Entebbe
Fly:  26​h
1
Seattle
— 9 nights
Ferry + Bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  3​h
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Entebbe

9
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.
Head to Pike Place Market and The Elliott Bay Book Companyfor some retail therapy. Dedicate the 18th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle custom trip planner.

Entebbe, Uganda to Seattle is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Entebbe to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Entebbe in August, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Elliott Bay Book Company ©
Elliott Bay Book Company

4
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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.
When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rialto Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Cushman.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Olympic National Park at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Lake Cushman, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Island Studio, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor vacation planner.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Island Studios ©
Island Studios
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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