8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Forks
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
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 25th (Sat), take a stroll through Pike Place Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder .

Indianapolis to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

2
nights
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 27th (Mon): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor attractions planner .

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 74°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Anacortes.

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
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

1
night
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stop by SeaBear Wild Salmon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rosario Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Deception Pass State Park.

Plan trip to Anacortes with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes in 1.5 hours. August in Anacortes sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Deception Pass State Park
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Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
SeaBear Wild Salmon ©
SeaBear Wild Salmon

1
day
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at John's Beachcombing Museum, then kick back and relax at First Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Forks vacation planner .

You can drive from Anacortes to Forks in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

La Push
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First Beach ©
First Beach
John's Beachcombing Museum ©
John's Beachcombing Museum

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night
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. On the 31st (Fri), enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, take a memorable drive along Long Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Long Beach online visit planner .

Drive from Forks to Long Beach in 4 hours. August in Long Beach sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Long Beach, North Head Lighthouse
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

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