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 + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hurricane Ridge and Crescent Lake. Visit Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach for some beach relaxation. It doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planner .

Washington DC to Olympic National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 72°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Nature Parks
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Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

1
night
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 31st (Sat): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, admire the masterpieces at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, expect nights in Friday Harbor to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

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

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 1st (Sun), learn about winemaking at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle route builder .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Seattle by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 61°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Wineries

Side Trip

Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards ©
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards

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