4 days in Washington State Itinerary

4 days in Washington State Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Seattle Clipper Terminal, Fly to Spokane

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Seattle — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Puget Sound Express, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online day trip planner.

Spokane to Seattle is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Spokane in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Olga.
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Olga, Orcas Island — 1 night

Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with Outer Island Expeditions.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Olga trip planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Olga in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get little chillier in Olga: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Friday Harbor sightseeing tool.

Travel from Olga to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Friday Harbor when traveling from Olga in July, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · 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.
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