27 days in Washington State & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

27 days in Washington State & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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27 days in Washington State & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  20​h 30​min
1
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Sequim
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
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.
Explore Friday Harbor's surroundings by going to Anacortes (Washington Park & Cap Sante Park), Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound) and Moran State Park (in Olga). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Serendipity the used book place, get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, and see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor online itinerary builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Friday Harbor is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Friday Harbor is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect Friday Harbor to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Anacortes, Orcas Island Pottery, Moran State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

4
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle online travel route planner .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Seattle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Mount Rainier National Park is known for nature, trails, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, stroll through Camp Muir Trail, head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, and admire the sheer force of Narada Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park road trip planning site .

Take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, Mount Rainier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

5
nights
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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, trek along Sol Duc Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike, and kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Sequim.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

4
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Sequim side-trips: Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend), Port Angeles (Swain's General Store & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at The Lavender Connection, try your luck at 7 Cedars Casino, and identify plant and animal life at Dungeness River Audubon Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequim trip planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Sequim by bus takes about 1.5 hours. October in Sequim sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Port Angeles, Fort Casey State Park, Fort Worden State Park
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
The Lavender Connection ©
The Lavender Connection
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, stroll through Artist Point, and trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yellowstone National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sequim to Yellowstone National Park in 15.5 hours. Traveling from Sequim to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Sequim - with highs of 9°C and lows of -4°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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