6 days in Washington State Itinerary

6 days in Washington State Itinerary

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6 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Goldendale
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
End: Seattle

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Goldendale

Goldendale ©
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Stonehenge Memorial and then explore the world behind art at Maryhill Museum of Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Goldendale trip itinerary maker app .

Seattle to Goldendale is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Seattle in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goldendale, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Goldendale

Museums Historic Sites
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Maryhill Museum of Art ©
Maryhill Museum of Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls, then make a trip to Hurricane Ridge, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park online travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goldendale to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Goldendale in October, you will find days in Olympic National Park are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, then examine the collection at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and finally admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, stroll around Kerry Park, see the interesting displays at LeMay - America's Car Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary website .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Olympic National Park in October, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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 10th (Thu), explore the world behind art at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park, experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, then take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Friday Harbor road trip tool .

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Friday Harbor when traveling from Seattle in October, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
WaterWorks Gallery ©
WaterWorks Gallery

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