6 days in Washington State Itinerary

6 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Quinault
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Fly
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to S Myrtle St & Beacon Ave S
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Seattle
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder.

Denver to Olympic National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Olympic National Park. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quinault.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Quinault

Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head outdoors with Lake Quinault and then take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Quinault day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Quinault. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Quinault

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Olympia

Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tumwater Falls Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Tolmie State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Olympia vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Quinault to Olympia takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Olympia when traveling from Quinault in October, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor tour itinerary builder site.

Fly from Olympia to Friday Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip site.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or ride a ferry. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.