8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Vancouver
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Cincinnati

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.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Pop Culture. Get some cultural insight at Pike Place Market and Glasshouse Studio. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint James Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip tool .

Cincinnati to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cincinnati to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in July, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, get a taste of the local shopping with Island Studios, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Friday Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Island Studios ©
Island Studios
American Camp ©
American Camp

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of George C. Marshall House, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Vancouver National Historic Reserve, and finally pick up some local products at Esther Short Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row, then steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant House, then steep yourself in history at Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial, and finally trek along Waterfront Renaissance Trail.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Vancouver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, expect Vancouver to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 22nd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then take an in-depth tour of Longmire Museum, and then trek along Skyline Trail.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planning site .

You can take a train from Vancouver to Mount Rainier National Park in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Longmire Museum ©
Longmire Museum

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