8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham
+4
Train + Subway + Train + Fly + Bus:  16 h 15 min
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
Drive:  2 h
4
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
End: Birmingham

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.
On the 17th (Tue), stroll through Rialto Beach and then stroll through Ruby Beach. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then stroll through Hurricane Ridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Olympic National Park is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Olympic National Park is minus 8 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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.
On the 19th (Thu), do a tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, then see the interesting displays at LeMay - America's Car Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Glass, and finally make a trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass. On your second day here, examine the collection at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, then walk around Kerry Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle online holiday maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tacoma, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
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LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards ©
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the world behind art at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor day trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park ©
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

2
nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then walk around Deception Pass State Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anacortes trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Friday Harbor to Anacortes takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anacortes

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Deception Pass State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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