23 days in San Juan Islands & Olympic National Park Itinerary

23 days in San Juan Islands & Olympic National Park Itinerary

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
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Lopez Island
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Eastsound, Orcas Island
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Olympic National Park
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 5 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.
Friday Harbor is known for wildlife, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Cattle Point, make a trip to English Camp, and admire the masterpieces at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary tool.

Dallas to Friday Harbor is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, things will get colder in Friday Harbor: highs are around 74°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lopez Island.
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Lopez Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Iceberg Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Reef Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chimera Gallery and then admire the majestic nature at Spencer Spit State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lopez Island day trip app.

Travel from Friday Harbor to Lopez Island in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lopez Island can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Eastsound.
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Eastsound, Orcas Island — 4 nights

Eastsound is an unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.Eastsound is the largest population center on Orcas Island, the second-most populated and physically largest of the San Juan Islands. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Sucia Island State Park. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Outer Island Expeditions, immerse yourself in nature at Jones Island State Park, make a trip to Orcas Island Pottery, and take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Eastsound attractions planning tool.

Traveling by journey from Lopez Island to Eastsound takes 1.5 hours. In July in Eastsound, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 11 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Rain Forest Nature Trail about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, hike along Sol Duc Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Crescent.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Eastsound to Olympic National Park. In August in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to home.
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San Juan Islands travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · State Parks · Landmarks
Experience island living Pacific Northwest-style by visiting the San Juan Islands. Of the 176 named islands here, Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan are the three that cater to visitors. Orca whales roam the waters from April to September, and rolling farmland inland gives way to small coastal towns filled with art galleries and boutiques. The islands' small mountains offer vistas over the water to the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic mountain range. The island region offers prime sea kayaking, biking tours, birding, and saltwater fishing. The populated isles attract a lot of summer tourism but remain quiet the remainder of the year.
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