8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h
3
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: New York City

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alki Beach and Seattle Aquarium. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle online trip planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor vacation maker app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 74°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wolf Haven International, stroll through Tolmie State Park, and then stroll through Heritage Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Olympia trip maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Friday Harbor in July: highs in Olympia hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Wolf Haven International
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Wolf Haven International ©
Wolf Haven International
Heritage Park ©
Heritage Park

2
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the activities along Crescent Lake, then trek along Second Beach Trail, then experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Jardin du Soleil.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Olympia to Port Angeles by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Olympia in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Angeles: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 52°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
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Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm

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