7 days in Washington State Itinerary

7 days in Washington State Itinerary

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7 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Joplin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at King Street Station, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip builder tool .

Joplin to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Joplin to Seattle. While traveling from Joplin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor vacation planner .

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in May since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
American Camp ©
American Camp

1
night
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 14th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then stroll through Ruby Beach. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by ferry from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vancouver planning tool .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Vancouver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Olympic National Park in May, you will find days in Vancouver are a bit warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites
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Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©

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