8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip maker

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Bus to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Seattle, Fly to Newark

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Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, walk around Discovery Park, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip builder tool.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In May in Seattle, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Hurricane Ridge, stroll through Ozette Loop Hike, contemplate the waterfront views at Lena Lakes, and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In May, Olympic National Park is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.