8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  9​h
1
Port Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along Second Beach Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

Charlotte to Port Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charlotte in August, with highs in Port Angeles at 72°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 16th (Thu), hike along Paradise Loop and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Port Angeles to Mount Rainier National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Angeles in August: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Loop ©
Paradise Loop
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

2
nights
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 17th (Fri): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery, and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park. On the next day, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Friday Harbor: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
WaterWorks Gallery ©
WaterWorks Gallery

2
nights
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 19th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Callahan’s Firehouse Studio and Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Admiralty Head Lighthouse, and then immerse yourself in nature at Deception Pass State Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oak Harbor online travel route planner .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Oak Harbor by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Friday Harbor in August, plan for slightly colder days in Oak Harbor, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coupeville, Callahan’s Firehouse Studio and Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Admiralty Head Lighthouse ©
Admiralty Head Lighthouse
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park

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