8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State tour itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 30​min
2
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Albuquerque

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Sol Duc Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hurricane Ridge.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Albuquerque to Olympic National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque to Olympic National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, expect Olympic National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

1
night
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor ©
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park, then make a trip to Fort Ebey State Park, and then stroll around Deception Pass State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Oak Harbor holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Oak Harbor. May in Oak Harbor sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anacortes.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coupeville
Highlights from your plan
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park
Fort Ebey State Park ©
Fort Ebey State Park

1
night
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 26th (Tue), stroll around Washington Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk around Causland Memorial Park.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Anacortes tour planner .

You can drive from Oak Harbor to Anacortes in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Anacortes are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Anacortes

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Washington Park ©
Washington Park
Causland Memorial Park ©
Causland Memorial Park

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 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

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

Drive from Anacortes to Friday Harbor in 2 hours. May in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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

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 28th (Thu): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stop by Glasshouse Studio, then walk around Kerry Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

Similar Plans

9 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Washington State & New York City BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, kids, culture, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans