7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Chapel Hill
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Tram + Foot + Shuttle:  11​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Occoneechee Orange Speedway.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chapel Hill online vacation planner .

Seattle to Chapel Hill is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Chapel Hill due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Chapel Hill hover around 82°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Occoneechee Orange Speedway
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
The Carolina Basketball Museum ©
The Carolina Basketball Museum

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): hike along Camp Muir Trail. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, then hike along Skyline Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park route maker .

Traveling by flight from Chapel Hill to Mount Rainier National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chapel Hill to Mount Rainier National Park. In September, Mount Rainier National Park is slightly colder than Chapel Hill - with highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

2
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 10th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and then stroll around Discovery Park.

For ratings and tourist information, read Seattle journey maker website .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
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 12th (Sat), stop by Serendipity the used book place, then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Friday Harbor, with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Serendipity the used book place ©
Serendipity the used book place

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