5 days in San Juan Islands Itinerary

5 days in San Juan Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock San Juan Islands visit planner

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Eastsound, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights


Eastsound, Orcas Island

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turtleback Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Jones Island State Park, then shop like a local with Orcas Island Artworks, and then see what you can catch with North Shore Charters.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Eastsound trip maker.

Lewiston to Eastsound is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Lewiston in September, you will find days in Eastsound are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Eastsound

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lime Kiln Point State Park and The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Whale Museum and American Camp.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip planner.

You can travel from Eastsound to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

San Juan Islands travel guide

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.