8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Second Beach Trail, then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, and then relax in the rural setting at Jardin du Soleil.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Angeles trip planner .

San Francisco to Port Angeles is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Port Angeles, with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Jardin du Soleil
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Officers' Row, then let little ones run wild at Leverich Park, then stroll through Wintler Community Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Esther Short Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planning app .

Getting from Port Angeles to Vancouver by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Angeles in July, you will find days in Vancouver are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. On the 18th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Heritage Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Tolmie State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Olympia trip planner .

You can drive from Vancouver to Olympia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Olympia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tumwater Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Heritage Park ©
Heritage Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Olympia to Friday Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Olympia in July, expect nights in Friday Harbor to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary planner.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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