7 days in Washington State Itinerary

7 days in Washington State Itinerary

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7 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

3
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
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 10th (Tue): make a trip to Hurricane Ridge and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ellinor.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 33°F at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor

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