23 days in Highlands Ranch, Friday Harbor & Seattle Itinerary

23 days in Highlands Ranch, Friday Harbor & Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Highlands Ranch
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Friday Harbor
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 12 nights
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Highlands Ranch
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Highlands Ranch

— 2 nights
Highlands Ranch is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Park Lake and then stroll through Castle Mountain Recreation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Vehicle Vault, then sample the tasty concoctions at Downhill Brewery, and then play a few rounds at Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Highlands Ranch trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Highlands Ranch. July in Highlands Ranch sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Highlands Ranch

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Friday Harbor

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Olga (Moran State Park & Summit Learning Center) and Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and admire the masterpieces at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary site.

Getting from Highlands Ranch to Friday Harbor by car takes about 23 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Highlands Ranch in July, with highs in Friday Harbor at 74°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Seattle

— 12 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Discover Nature (in Mount Rainier National Park), Olympic National Park (Murhut Falls, Lena Lakes, &more) and Tacoma (Museum of Glass, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, &more). Dedicate the 3rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In August, Seattle is a bit warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Highlands Ranch.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Highlands Ranch

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Roxborough State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Chatfield State Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grist Brewing Company. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Castlewood Canyon State Park, then browse the different shops at Outlets at Castle Rock, and then walk around Paintbrush Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Highlands Ranch online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Highlands Ranch with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Highlands Ranch.

Things to do in Highlands Ranch

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips