6 days in Washington State Itinerary

6 days in Washington State Itinerary

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6 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h
3
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ilwaco
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: New York City

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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 18th (Tue): wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Seattle reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, Friday Harbor is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

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Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wolf Haven International, identify plant and animal life at Tumwater Falls Park, and then hike along Tolmie State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Olympia trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Olympia sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wolf Haven International, Tumwater Falls Park
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Wolf Haven International ©
Wolf Haven International

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Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, and then visit a coastal fixture at North Head Lighthouse.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ilwaco online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Ilwaco takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ilwaco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Long Beach
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North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

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