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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle day trip app .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Seattle, with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, then get a taste of the local shopping with Island Studios, then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor planning website .

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get slightly colder in Friday Harbor: highs are around 74°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

1
night
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Rosario Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Deception Pass State Park, and then let the kids burn off some steam at John Storvik Playground.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Anacortes route planner .

Ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Deception Pass State Park
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Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
John Storvik Playground ©
John Storvik Playground

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