29 days in New Jersey & Washington State Itinerary

29 days in New Jersey & Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Princeton
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 5 nights
Bus to Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St, Fly to Mount Rainier National Park
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 6 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle

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Princeton

— 4 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thompson Park (in Monroe), Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center (in Chester) and Golf House Museum (in Far Hills). The adventure continues: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, stop by Landau's, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plainsboro Preserve, and don't miss a visit to Artworks Trenton.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Princeton trip planner.

Seattle to Princeton is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Princeton is 3 hours. In July, Princeton is a bit warmer than Seattle - with highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cape May

— 5 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Civil Rights Garden (in Atlantic City) and Black Pearl Pirate Excursion (in Beach Haven). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches, take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk, and get in on the family fun at Breakfast in The Sky.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape May day trip planning app.

You can drive from Princeton to Cape May in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. July in Cape May sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 4 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 5th (Thu) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. There's lots more to do: hike along Skyline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nisqually Vista Loop, admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, and admire the sheer force of Narada Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park driving holiday app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cape May to Mount Rainier National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, subway, and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cape May to Mount Rainier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape May in August, Mount Rainier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Olympic National Park

— 6 nights
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 Merriman Falls in Quinault, approximately Quinault away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Hoh River Trail, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Seattle

— 6 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.
Dedicate the 20th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Friday Harbor side-trips: Eastsound (Jones Island State Park & Orcas Island Pottery). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

Make your Friday Harbor itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 74°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.