8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  7 h 15 min
1
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Ilwaco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Vancouver
— 1 night
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
End: Kelowna

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 5th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, then trek along High Divide, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Storm King and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planning app .

Kelowna, Canada to Olympic National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King

1
night
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. On the 7th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at North Head Lighthouse, and then cruise along Long Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilwaco travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Ilwaco. In May in Ilwaco, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

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Long Beach
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at George C. Marshall House, contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Officers' Row.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ilwaco to Vancouver takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Ilwaco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vancouver, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

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

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 9th (Sat): get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, make a trip to American Camp, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Vancouver to Friday Harbor in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vancouver in May, with highs in Friday Harbor at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
American Camp ©
American Camp

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint James Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then shop like a local with Pioneer Square, then admire the landmark architecture of King Street Station, and finally enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Saint James Cathedral ©
Saint James Cathedral

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