18 days in Seattle & Friday Harbor Itinerary

18 days in Seattle & Friday Harbor Itinerary

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18 days in Seattle & Friday Harbor Itinerary

Start: Seattle
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Seattle
— 14 nights
Fly:  1​h
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Friday Harbor
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Seattle

14
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and LeMay - America's Car Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Olympia (Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Hands On Children's Museum, & more), Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, stroll around Meadowdale Beach Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and stroll through Seahurst Beach Park.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Seattle. In July, daytime highs in Seattle are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tacoma, Edmonds, Olympia, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

3
nights
Friday Harbor

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Juan Excursions as well as Maya's Legacy Whale Watching. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with Maya's Legacy Whale Watching, get up close to creatures of the deep with San Juan Excursions, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, then get a taste of the local shopping with Island Studios, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Stuart Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, explore the world behind art at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art, and then head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor tour planner .

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Friday Harbor at 74°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Maya's Legacy Whale Watching ©
Maya's Legacy Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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