8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  26​h
1
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Adelaide

2
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 14th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then stroll through Ruby Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park tour itinerary maker website .

Adelaide, Australia to Olympic National Park is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Adelaide to Olympic National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in July: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time 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
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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 16th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then walk around Kerry Park, and finally stop by Made in Washington.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
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

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, explore and take pictures at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor journey planner.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, Friday Harbor is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Pelindaba Lavender Farm ©
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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