8 days in Oakland & Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Oakland & Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Oakland & Washington State Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
bus:  15​min
1
Oakland
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  8​h 15​min
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 day
+3
ferry + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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night
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park, then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove, and then stroll around Redwood Regional Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

To find out how to plan a trip to Oakland, use our trip itinerary maker.

San Francisco to Oakland is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also take a subway; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Oakland are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands, McLaughlin Eastshore State Park, Tall Trees Grove
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Redwood Regional Park ©
Redwood Regional Park
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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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 17th (Mon): examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Oakland to Friday Harbor in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Oakland in June, plan for little chillier nights in Friday Harbor, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 6 hours. In June in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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

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.
Attractions like Space Needle and Pike Place Market make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll through Alki Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel planning website .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in June, with highs in Seattle at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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